The Beginning…

Minchem HMP Ltd, (formerly known as Hines Milling & Processing Ltd) was acquired by Minchem Ltd in 2006, a strategic development for the Minchem Group. Minchem HMP Ltd is a well-established manufacturer of a range of products based on Zircon, Zirconia, Alumina, and related materials.

Minchem HMP Ltd owns and operates a ceramic milling and processing facility in the UK, offering excellent product consistency and quality control.
In addition to ceramics, a range of high purity Zircon and Zircon Alumina refractory products have been developed and introduced specifically for the glass industry.
The extensive range includes Cements, Paints and Coatings, Ramming compositions, Patches and Castables, in both Zircon and Zircon Alumina Grades.


Minchem HMP Ltd

Is a well-established world class brand which is renowned and accepted in all ceramic manufacturing countries. The number (i.e., Zircozon 5) refers to the particle size in microns where the finest grades give the best opacification and whitest results. Zircon has a high refractive index and reflectivity and does not dissolve in glaze.

Contract Customised Milling & Blending Services
Minchem HMP Ltd also offers contract milling and blending services. Raw materials, Zircon, Zirconia, Alumina, and other refractory minerals can be processed and supplied to customer’ own specifications.
Blending and mixing customers own formulations are supplied under strict confidentiality.

Minchem Group starts to form……

In 2006 Minchem Ltd acquired the Hines Milling & Processing Ltd business in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Locally known as HMP, the business was rebranded to Minchem HMP Ltd. This strategic acquisition added a highly regarded and trusted manufacturing base to our newly formed Minchem Group. Minchem HMP is a well-established manufacturer and supplier of a range of products based on Zircon, Zirconia, Alumina, and related materials. Minchem HMP also offer contract processing including wet and dry milling, classifying, blending, and mixing, all of which are undertaken with very high levels of control, quality, and consistency. Our extensive range of products includes – Ceramic Opacifiers, Fine Powders, Cements, Paints and Coatings, Ramming compositions, Patches and Castables in both Zircon and Zircon-Alumina grades. These are supplied into a range of diverse markets worldwide, such as Abrasives, Ceramics, Ceramic Colours, Electrical Insulation, Frits, Glass, Glazes, Kiln Furniture, Metal filtration, Paints, Pigments, Refractories, Welding Electrodes, and a host of other technical applications.

Further to the acquisition of the Hines Milling & Processing business Minchem Ltd also became a shareholder in ACCS Ltd, which was slowly incorporated from 2008 into the Minchem Group. ACCS Ltd specialises in the provision of protective lining systems for acid/alkali corrosive environments. They provide design, technical support, material manufacture and supply, installation, supervision, and inspection services for a range of industries across the world. Major markets are the oil refining, petrochemical, acid manufacturing, fertiliser, nuclear, and mining industries. ACCS Ltd is based out of the same Stoke-on-Trent, UK, facility.

In our efforts to remain resilient to the ever-changing market and provide the highest level of service to our clients, in 2019 we set up Minchem Europe Srl in Milan, Italy. This company was specifically set up to assist the general activities of Minchem Ltd (and the Minchem Group as a whole) in dealing with issues associated with REACh registrations and Brexit.