In 2006, the European mica, andalusite, and magnesite producers established their representation at the EU level through ESMA.

ESMA is is a non-profit association whose members cooperate on scientific and legislative issues of common interest related to speciality minerals, namely andalusite, mica and magnesite. Key aspects are those related to the environment, economic and social conditions, notably concerning health and safety, the improvement and standardisation of labour and occupational health conditions.

Membership in ESMA is open to any company producing: andalusite, mica and magnesite in Europe. As a member of IMA-Europe, the members benefit from a broad representation and a strong voice at the EU level and synergy of issues common to the industrial minerals sector.


Magnesita de Navarras

Dr Aurela SHTIZA

Secretary General


2006 Year founded
3 Member organisations


Mica, Andalusite and Magnesite

Mica covers high-value mineral products with limited production.

More information on Mica

Main Applications

  • Metal Casting & Foundry
  • Refractories for Cement
  • Bricks
  • Furnaces for Steel
  • Kiln Furniture for Ceramics
  • Refractories for Glass
  • Furnaces for Aluminium
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Sound Dampening
  • Foundry
  • Joint Compound
  • Oil Fields
  • Pearlescent Pigments
  • Plastics
  • Welding Rods
  • Fibre Cement
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Cat & Pet Litters
  • Moisture Control
  • Industrial Spillages Absorbents
  • Bitumens
  • Rheological Additives
  • Waste Treatment
  • Carrier for Chemicals
  • Animal Feedstuffs
  • Construction
  • Polymer Fillers
  • Horticulture
  • Packing Materials
  • Loose Fill Insulation
  • Silicate Bonded Shapes & Blocks
  • Fire Protection
  • Lightweight Concretes
  • Vermiculite Plasters
  • Animal Feedstuffs
  • Bitumen Coated Vermiculite Screeds
  • Insulation in Steelworks & Foundries
  • Friction Linings
  • Refractory Products
ESMA Secretariat
Rue des Deux-Églises 26, Box 2 B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
+32 (0)2 210 44 10