Strategic Alliance Boosts Friction Material Industry

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Two Spanish companies with a shared history of over two decades, RIMSA, a leader in friction material additives, and Minerals i Derivats (MiD), a specialist in mineral sourcing and processing, have announced a strategic partnership aimed at transforming the friction materials landscape worldwide.

This alliance leverages RIMSA’s deep technical expertise and market insights with MiD’s proven track record in sourcing and processing high-quality minerals fully compliant with OEM and AM manufacturers. RIMSA will serve as agent and distributor of MiD’s products for new customers and projects in friction materials market, offering a comprehensive and flexible solution tailored to each customer’s unique needs.

“This partnership is a natural evolution of our long-standing collaboration,” said Daniel Carbajo, CEO of RIMSA. “By combining our strengths, we can offer a complete and adaptable solution – from cutting-edge additives to responsibly sourced raw materials – all under one roof. This simplifies the supply chain, ensures consistent quality, and opens up new possibilities for innovation.”

Strategic Alliance Boosts Friction Material Industry

Enric Torras, CEO of MiD, echoed this sentiment: “Our shared values of integrity and commitment to quality, alongside our long-standing relationship, make this partnership a perfect fit. Together, we can deliver exceptional value and support to friction material manufacturers around the world.”

With RIMSA as the sole point of contact, customers gain access to a wider range of high-quality materials, including Vermiculite, Mica, Wollastonite, Barium Sulfate, and more. By leveraging their combined expertise, RIMSA and MiD will also collaborate on developing innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of the market.

This landmark alliance is poised to redefine the friction materials industry by offering:

  • Comprehensive Solutions: A complete portfolio of additives and minerals, all from a single, trusted source.
  • Proven Expertise: Decades of combined experience in friction materials and mineral sourcing.
  • Global Reach: A reliable supply chain with access to high-quality European minerals.
  • Innovation: A commitment to developing cutting-edge solutions that address the evolving needs of the market.
  • Flexibility and Transparency: Tailored solutions and adaptable approach to meet each customer’s unique requirements.

With shared values, a long-standing relationship, and complementary strengths, RIMSA and Minerals i Derivats are poised to create a new standard of excellence in the friction materials industry.


RIMSA has been dedicated to creating reliable, adaptable, and sustainable solutions for various industries for over three decades. Their commitment to research, development, and innovation has positioned them as a leader in the field, continuously striving to promote a better future through cutting-edge solutions.

About Mineral i Derivats

Minerals i Derivats has served non metal minerals to companies from many industries for more than 75 years. Its goal is to be the partner that provides the solution for the materials and service needs of its clients.

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