PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Yayakent Processing Plant

Yayakent Facility is established in 1999 and is currently producing about 200.000 mt of crushed /screened perlite ore in its 12.000 m2 plant located on a 35.000 m2 area in Izmir -Bergama region. The ultra-modern plant, designed with high American technology, is producing high and constant quality of material due to its system of separating waste material by gravity method and to its dust collector units. 
 
Besides the cryogenic grade perlite used for LNG and ColdBox projects, in our facility, high volume crushed /screened perlite ore, suitable for construction, agriculture, casting and filtering industries, is being produced.
 
Besides cryogenic grade perlite ore used in LNG and ColdBox projects, the plant is also producing crushed/screened perlite ore in large volumes suitable for plaster, construction, horticulture, foundry and filteraid markets. 
 
During 2011 – 2012, the processing equipment, multi-frequency screens, air separators and automatic packaging systems of our facility had been fully renewed. At the same time, anticipating the growth of the micronized perlite market on short-medium term basis, Diperlit invested on new crushing systems and air separators which are necessary for the production of fine grades such as 0.10 – 0.30 mm, 0.10 – 0.40 mm, 0.20 – 0.50 mm, 0.30 – 0.60 mm. Another purpose of these investment was to meet the requirements of “closed cell” perlite produced in electrical furnaces which is a new technology, developing expeditiously, worldwide.
 
All operational processes of the facility are carried out in conformity with ISO 9001 standards.
 
After the production, in order to protect the finished product from the environmental humidity and pollution, the goods are immediately packed with an accurate weighing system, either in big bags of upto 1300 kgs each or in bags of 25 – 50 kgs each, depending on the customer’s requirements, and stored in a closed warehouse. 
 
Significant investments are made in our lab system in order to give a high quality service to our customers. Qualified laboratorians and chemists are periodically carrying out combined water and relative humidity tests as well as sieve analysis, mechanical resistance tests, lab expansion tests and all other requested analysis in accordance with PI and ASTM standards. 
 
All the Company’s exports, either in bulk or in big bags, ranging between 3000 - 25000 DWCC, are organized from Port of Dikili, located at 42 km distance from our facilities and operated by IPM Group. 20’ container shipments are arranged from Izmir and Aliaga ports and delivered worldwide, either directly or with minimum transhipment. 
 
 

Maruflar Processing Plant

The capacity of Maruflar facility was increased by 80.000 tons / shift with the investment we made and it was renovated to produce different perlite grades. Here, we produce high quality, micronized perlite products with the multi-frequency screen systems, high technology crusher and air separators. The products are packed in 25-50 kg capacity bags and bigbags with a capacity up to 1300 kgs with the automatic packaging system.
 
In our facility, where mostly filtration perlite ore is produced due to the filtration perlite reserves in the vicinity, all activities have been carried out in conformity with ISO 9001 standards, since 01.01.2014. In this modern plant, we produce crushed and filtered perlite ore for various purposes of use.
 
To be able to offer our customers high quality service, we made major investments on our laboratory systems.  Qualified laboratorians and chemists are periodically carrying out combined water and relative humidity tests as well as sieve analysis, mechanical resistance tests, lab expansion tests and all other requested analysis in accordance with PI and ASTM standards. 
 
All the Company’s exports either in bulk or in big bags, ranging between 3000 - 25000 DWCC, are organized from Port of Dikili, located at 47 km distance from our facilities and operated by IPM Group. 20’ container shipments are arranged from Izmir and Aliaga ports and delivered worldwide, either directly or with minimum transhipment. 

Pergem Processing Plant

Pergem Mineral Mining Industry & Trade S.A. – a 50/50% J/V partnership between S&B and Messrs. Bulent Iper and Orca Kırker – shareholders of IPM Group of Companies has been established in Izmir for the production and export of crushed/screened perlite ore to CIS markets , has been completed by 1st February 2014. Total investment in this new J/V is € 4.3 million and includes the construction of a crushing/screening plant which will produce grades perlite ore for use mainly in construction and building material applications , with an annual capacity of 100.000 mt/shift.

The ROM perlite ore for Pergem plant will be supplied by Izmir Perlite İzmir Perlite Mining & Industry Co. Ltd , sister company of IPM Group.