Mining or Mineral Operator

You have an imminent waste challenge or need to reduce waste disposal costs


Undeveloped Minerals Owner

You want to extract maximum value from your deposit, with the foresight to include an integrated solution for handling waste and tailings.


Management Consultant

Your client has a mineral-bearing stream that might be turned from a cost center into a value generator


Our Mission in 110 Seconds

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who we help

Mining or Mineral Operator.

Mining Waste Challenge

Imminent Waste Challenges / Excessive Disposal Costs

Running out of space to pile up unusable material?
Tired of seeing your margins eaten up by landfill costs?
Ready to make a positive social and environmental impact?
Convinced there has to be a way to turn mineral waste into value?

IntoCeramics has decades of experience analyzing, processing, and formulating materials to find pathways for turning industrial waste streams into value generating ceramic products. If there's a commercial opportunity hidden in your waste stream, we'll help you find it.

who we help

Undeveloped Minerals Owner.

Analyzing Ceramic Potential of Minerals

Extract Maximum Value when Developing New Assets

Uncertain how waste and tailings will affect your profit potential?
Ready to pre-plan how to mitigate the waste and tailings you will generate by turning them into useful products?
Want to find a solution that extracts maximum value from your deposit while benefitting the environment?

IntoCeramics can take your existing analyses or perform testing to determine which of the minerals associated with your tailings or process waste can contribute added value through ceramic processing.

NOTE: IntoCeramics is not a buyer, seller, or broker of raw materials. We consult and develop your waste stream minerals into value generating ceramic products.

who we help

Management Consultant.

Bryan Geary and Carl Sorrell - Cofounders of IntoCeramics

Help Clients Turn Cost Centers into Value

Uncertain whether a mineral stream could be economic?
Looking for ways to help your client reduce waste volumes and costs?
Ready to help your client boost their social and environmental credibility?
Lacking the expertise to connect the dots from waste to ceramics?

IntoCeramics has over 70 years' experience spanning R&D, material formulation, pilot scale testing, process design, plant design, and boots on the ground plant management and optimization. We can provide the in-depth expertise you need to help your client reduce waste and make more money.


We Are Your Ceramics Expert Partner.

Uncover the Possibility

Analyze the material, study the data, identify a potential pathway

Formulate the Recipe

Process, blend, fire, and test to find the right formulation

Deliver the Value

Connect with an end user, design and build the process

HOW we help

We Support You from Start to Finish.

Laboratory Analysis

Analyze and evaluate your bulk material to determine potentially exploitable minerals for extraction and processing.

Formulation & Testing

Process and blend minerals derived from your source material and test their effectiveness as raw materials for ceramics.

Pilot Scale Validation

Test the process developed for your source material, producing pilot scale batches for evaluation by potential end users.

Process Design & Construction

Design manufacturing processes, specify equipment, and represent you during all phases of construction and start-up.

Plant Operation & Optimization

Apply six sigma lean manufacturing, build teams, and develop plant culture to optimize operations and performance.

Commercial Viability

Leverage network of industry decision makers to introduce your product to the market and find commercial outlets.

About Us

Been There, Done That (in Ceramic).

Bryan Geary

A boots-on-the-ground ceramic and manufacturing consultant

Carl Sorrell

Delivering a culture of performance, quality, integrity, and respect

Bryan has over 30 years of experience in different manufacturing roles including production operations, laboratory analysis and management, production and plant management, and director of manufacturing.

Carl has over 40 years of experience in various manufacturing and production roles, including front line supervision, engineering and maintenance management, production and plant management, R&D leadership, and vice president of manufacturing.

about us

We've Even Written a Book About It!.

On The Plant Floor - Book Cover

On The Plant Floor

Based on our 70+ collective years as boots on the ground manufacturing professionals getting our hands dirty on the plant floor, this book provides a practical guide to daily leadership in the manufacturing environment.

It has been described as educational, inspiring, and entertaining - relevant for anyone interested in plant management and leadership improvement.

About the book...


Leveraging Strong Partnerships.

Clemson University - National Brick Research Center

The National Brick Research Center (NBRC) is a nationally recognized analytical and properties testing facility specializing in ceramics and minerals.

IntoCeramics leverages its long-standing partnership with NBRC - established through OPF Enterprises - to provide the highest quality of comprehensive analytical testing for our clients.