EUBA was founded in January 1999 as the official body representing the European bentonite producers.

The association provides its members with a forum in which to tackle regulatory, technical, health and safety and environmental issues and assures the representation of bentonite at national and EU authority levels. It is a member of IMA-Europe, the European Industrial Minerals Association. EUBA’s membership comprises a total of 16 companies, covering more than 90% of the EU production. 10 EU Members States (Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the UK) + Turkey are represented in the association. Membership in EUBA is open to any company producing bentonite in Europe.

EUBA is a comprehensive source of information for all issues relevant to the bentonite industry, with the exception of issues that might affect the free competition amongst its members. Each EUBA Member Company has a seat in the EUBA Board of Directors which meets once a year, on the same day as the General Assembly of the Members. Companies’ representatives have been nominated to participate in the EUBA Technical Committee which meets several times a year.

MR ATHANASIOS KEFALAS

PRESIDENT
IMERYS

MS CELIA GRYSPEIRT

SECRETARY GENERAL

KEY FACTS

1999 Year founded
10 EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland
90% of production in Europe

EUBA MEMBERS

Bentonite

Bentonite is a naturally occurring plastic clay. Its volume increases several times on contact with water to create a gelatinous, viscous fluid.

More information on Bentonite

Main Applications

  • Drilling
  • Pelletising
  • Catalyst
  • Pet litter
  • Detergents
  • Oils/food markets
  • Foundry
  • Civil engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Paints
  • dyes & polishes
  • Paper
  • Cosmetics & medical
EUBA Secreteriat
Rue des Deux Eglises 26, box 2
B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
+32 (0)2 210 44 10