We are one of Europe’s leading companies for research and transformation of bentonites into high added-value ideas and solutions.
Our main strength and capabilities are control of raw materials, process technology, production localization around the world, product applicative expertise, integrated with a customer oriented approach and logistic services.
We are committed to providing our collaborators with the tools and professional opportunities that will secure continuity and economic stability for them and their families into the future. We aim to achieve this by maintaining a transparent company policy focussing on the enhancement of diverse cultures, aptitudes and skills in a context of shared results.
We continuously carry out research and development into innovative solutions that can improve our customers’ product performance in terms of quality and efficiency. That is why a large part of our annual profits are reinvested in the ongoing innovation of processes, products and services.
Everything we do, from the mining, transport and processing of the minerals to the environmental rehabilitation phase, is carried out in a way that is mindful to the environment and that protects the health and safety of our collaborators and of the communities living close to our mining and production sites.autorenew
We are fully committed to the sharing of our ethical values with a spirit of participation, involving all those who work with and for our company.thumb_up
We strongly believe that real prospects for shared growth can only exist in a context where relations with our stakeholders are based on respect, trust and transparency.
Carlo Laviosa acquires a plant in Livorno and begins the production of micronized coal.
Ernesto Laviosa begins the production of foundry bentonites.
The Company's Growth1968
Ernesto Laviosa begins the production of new bentonite and coal based products in the new plant of Galvani Street in Livorno.
Ernesto Laviosa acquires the plant in da Vinci Street in Livorno where he begins the production of cat litter and installs the GCL plant.
Giovanni Laviosa concentrates the cat litter production in Minersarda and founds the Laviosa Promasa for the transformation of bentonites for foundry additives.
Giovanni Laviosa transfer the organoclay plant in Livorno.
Giovanni Laviosa starts the Laviosa Sanayi ve Ticaret and begins the production of industrial bentonites in Fatsa.
Giovanni Laviosa, together with the Koneru family, starts the Laviosa Trimex for the production of industrial bentonites in the Pundi plant.
The Internationalization Process2010
Giovanni Laviosa starts the Laviosa MPC specialized in the production of bentonite based additives for tunnelling & drilling.
Giovanni Laviosa acquires 5% of the Chinese supplier of organoclays Zhejiang Hongyu New Materials to strengthen global market presence.
Giovanni Laviosa increases the shareholding in the Indian company to 100% and changes its name to Laviosa India.
Giovanni Laviosa increases the shareholding in the French company to 100% and changes its name to Laviosa France.
Giovanni Laviosa acquires 100% of the French Damolin Etrechy specialized in Cat Litter.
Research & Development
Structure & Organization
Quality System & Procedures Management
Guarantees production of the documentation to support the definition of procedures for the most important company processes and their flows.
Prospecting for new Raw Materials
Strategic activity for the company, which aims to guarantee the reliability and uniqueness of its product range.
Raw Material Product and Processing Management
Is an activity related to the scouting of new raw materials and their processing and adaptation to the specific applications.
Quality Control Management
Our product is traced, step by step from the mine to the end user with each step being carefully checked against standards and specifications.
Consists of a group of technical experts who are fully familiar with product applications and their designated markets.
We are securing our bentonite reserves worldwide: Sardinia, Turkey, India and France, are our own mining locations close to our industrial operations. Mining requires long term vision and planning to guarantee the raw materials qualities and volumes requested by the customer and markets served today and long term.
For this reason the company continuously invest in new explorations, drillings, quality and quality assessment of new and existing reserves to secure 100% of our current and future raw material needs for the next 15 years.
Mining operation is always done by experts in the respect of the applicable laws, environmental and stakeholders respect.
Appropriate land restoration is secured by scrupulous and meticulous operations both before and after excavation.
Bentonites and Additives for Green and Shell moulding.
Cat Litters and Hygiene Products for cats & dogs
Coatings, Plastics & Construction
Rheological Additives for Solvent and Water Coatings.
Nanoclays for Nanocomposites
Lining & Waterprooofing Technologies
Geosynthetic Clay Liners for environmental protection and construction waterproofing.
Bentonite for absorbing hydrocarbons.
Special Foundations, Grouting, Horizontal Drilling, Vertical & Deviated Drilling, Polymers
Household & Personal Care
Waste Water Treatment
Animal Feed & Agricolture
Fats and Oil Bleaching
Other Industrial Additives
Applications Product Description Main Brands Steel Cast Iron Non-ferrous Foundries Green moulding process Bentonite Bentocol® Bentonite and coal dust mix Premix Ready to use sand Sandbond Starch Pretap Shell moulding process Precoated sand Precoated Sand LH Resin-sand casting process Chromite sand Cromite LCM Silica sand Silicatec Olivine Sand Olivina LCM Recarburazing Granular coke and graphite Graphicol Slag removal Granular perlite Descoril Product Solutions Releasing agent Licopodio Graphites Amorphous 70C Silver 90C Sealing stripes Ital Seal
Coatings, Construction and Plastics
Applications Product Description Main Brands Rheological Additives Solvent Borne Coatings Waxes Organoclays Water Borne Coatings Purified Bentonite Laviothix® Construction Laviokoll® Nanocomposites Cable & wires Nanoclays Dellite® Tyres Packaging
Drilling, Tunnelling & Civil Engineering
Applications Product Description Main Brands Special Foundations Cut off Walls
Drilled piles & Micropiles
Horizontal drilling and Tunnelling Tunnelling
Vertical drilling and Deviated Wells Oil & Gas and Deep Geothermal Drilling
Water Well Drilling
Grouting Backfill Grouting
Grouting fot Geothermal Probes
Grouting for Screeds
Lining and Waterproofing Technologies
Applications Product Description Main Brands Environment Landfills and Mining GCL Sealing bentonites Modulo Geobent® Laviobent Transportation Hydraulics Buildings Construction Waterproofing GCL Edilmodulo® Sealing bentonites Laviobent Sealing paste Laviomastic Waterstop Lavioseal® Absorbents Pollution control Bentonites Adsorb®
Applications Product Description Main Brands Household & Personal Care Powder detergents
Liquid / creamy formulation
White & colored speckles bentonite Detercol®
Powder and granulated bentonite Enobent®
Powder bentonite Laviofloc®
Waste Water Treatment Waste water treatment Powder bentonite
Bentonite based compounds
Laviopur® Ceramics Bodies
White powder bentonite Laviothix®
Animal feed & Agriculture Feedstuff
Powder / granular bentonite Globalfeed®
Miscellaneous Fats and Oil Bleaching
Powder bentonite KristalKlear®
Cat Litters, Accessories & Pet Care Products
Products Type of Product Material Brands Bentonite Litters White Clumping
Sepiolite & Urasite Litters Premium
Standard for rodents & reptiles
Absorbent Litters Light
Wood Pellet & Recycled Paper
Accessories & Pet Care Products Litter Deodorant
Management Systems & Certifications
|Certificate||Companies / product families||First issue date|
|UNI EN ISO 9001:2008||Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA||2000|
|UNI EN ISO 14001:2004||Santa Maria III mine (Sardinia)||2006|
– Social Accountability
|Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA||2006|
|CE product certification||Geosynthetics Clay Barriers range||2007|
|Administrative Responsibility L.231||Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA||2008|
|HACCP||Bentonite for beverage treatments||2011|
|FAMI-QS||Bentonites as feed additive||2012|
|Kosher certificate||Bentonites for beverage treatments||2011|
|Customs Certification||Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA||2011|
|White List Partecipation Release L170/2012-A -III||Laviosa Chimica Mineraria SpA||2015|