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Groundhog Day Alert! Punxsutawney Phil Uses Diatomaceous Earth Insecticide!

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 31, 2019 3:40:08 PM

 groundhog.pngPunxsutawney Phil, Official Rodent Meteorologist

Dateline: Gobbler's Knob, PA. This Saturday, everyone will be holding their breath to see what the world's most famous groundhog predicts. Will he see his shadow? Will we really have six more weeks of winter? It's been a pretty crazy year for weather everywhere, so you just don't know. What do you think Phil is hoping for? Alfalfa and berries are his favorite foods. And we've heard that he's looking for more diatomaceous earth insecticide(DE) to help control fleas. Lots of nasty bugs in those burrows. Phil's looking for a DE insecticide that kills fleas. Hey, we have a product like that!

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Topics: DEsect, organic insecticide, diatomaceous earth for fleas, diatomaceous earth insecticide, natural insecticide

Big Game Beverages: Brought to You by Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 24, 2019 3:45:37 PM


Got beer? Or wine, tequila, bourbon, whiskey, rum, vodka or soda? How ‘bout wings? For most Americans that enjoy the Super Bowl, the season’s biggest game is much more than just a sports event. In many ways, Super Bowl Sunday has become a truly American holiday. And like with most holidays, food and drinks both play an important role in our national celebration. With millions of viewers expected to watch Super Bowl LIII, many will gather with friends and family to watch the Patriots and Rams, and that means they’re be digging in to a host of traditional game day favorites like pizza, Buffalo wings, beer, wine, and other spirits. None of it would be on the Tom Brady diet, that’s for sure.

First of all, let's set the record straight. Good thing all that beer, wine, soda, and spirits are filtered with diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aid. Those beverages certainly wouldn’t be the same without DE.

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Topics: brewing, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, DE filtration, brewing filtration, brewingfilteraid

EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays: Vigilant About Safety Every Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 21, 2019 2:13:51 PM

handsHere at EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays, we have a unique way to kick off every week. One of our team members writes up the EP Way Fundamental of the Week and shares it with everyone in the company. It's always interesting to see how different people interpret our fundamentals, even though they're all variations on a consistent theme. We learn more about each other and see the fundamental of the week through another person's eyes, which is always insightful, given the wide variety of what our employees do.  Our culture and fundamentals are what makes EP Minerals different than any other company. These principles guide all of us in how we conduct ourselves, how we make decisions and how we do business every day. 

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Topics: EP Minerals, company culture, EP Engineered Clays

Is company culture important? EP Minerals can answer that question

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 4, 2019 11:26:52 AM

 Mud_Factor2.jpgEP Minerals team competes at Mud Factor

What’s the most important thing to employees? More than likely you said compensation. Well, that’s not the most important thing anymore. In a recent Gallup survey, 95% of employees said that having an engaging company culture was more important than compensation. And, with employees younger than 30 years old, the number was even higher. The Gallup survey also stated that “disengaged” workforces cost companies more than $450 billion every year. Bottom line: Building an engaging culture is critical to the success of any company.

So, how can you create an engaging culture at work?

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Topics: EP Way, EP Minerals, company culture, EP Engineered Clays

National Maple Syrup Day! Brought to you by diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 18, 2018 10:18:02 AM

syrup National Maple Syrup Day! Hooray!

It's the perfect day to begin the day with pancakes, french toast or biscuits topped off with delicious maple syrup as you celebrate National Maple Syrup Day. Wow, I think I need to go back and start my day all over again! Maple syrup is usually from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple or black maple trees that maple syrup although it not limited to those maple species.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de filter aid

Dreaming of a White Christmas? You Need Bright White Celatom Brights for Paint & Coatings

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 6, 2018 1:44:09 PM


That bright white snow doesn't have anything on our Celatom BrightsTM  functional additives! They're the brightest white diatomaceous earth (DE) and perlite products available, and perfect for the paint & coatings industry. Celatom Brights, EP Minerals' line of functional additives, are engineered just for paint and coatings. We've designed these high-efficiency materials for matting, texture and rheology. Our Celatom Brights product line includes flux-calcined DE, natural DE products without detectable crystalline silica (CS), perlite, cellulose and polyethylene (PE) thixotropes.

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Topics: Functional Additives, TiO2, paint & coatings, matting, flatting, rheology, opacity

Baseball Infield Conditioner is on Every Groundskeeper's Christmas List

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 29, 2018 8:35:37 AM


Okay, it's winter. It's cold. And who wants to think about baseball? Well who doesn't? Warm days, green grass, red dirt, the crack of the bat. Sounds great. And I know there are thousands of groundskeepers out there right now that are planning for next spring and can't wait til opening day. And what do they want? New infield conditioner, drying agent and mound clay. Preferably BallGame Changer premium infield conditioner and Play Ball! infield conditioner, mound clay and drying agent. Check out what people are saying:

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Topics: infield conditioners, ballgame changer, baseball infield conditioner, play ball!, mound clay, drying agent

This Thanksgiving, Thank Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid for Wine & Beer

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 15, 2018 11:08:14 AM


Cork the wine! What did the pilgrims really drink on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, food and drink. But before you break out the wine, put a cork in it! We have to clear up a common misconception. The pilgrims did not drink wine at Thanksgiving dinner!

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, brewing, beer, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration, brewing filtration, brewingfilteraid

Why you need the highest purity filter aid for saké filtration and brewing

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 2, 2018 9:54:25 AM


It’s an incredible effort to make saké, the national drink of Japan. As you may know, it’s made from rice. Most people think it’s like wine, but the process to make it is very similar to brewing beer, where the rice starch is converted to alcohol, But the saké is fermented using Koji, which is mold. Mold? Really?

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Topics: wine filtration, beer filtration, DE filtration, brewing filtration, brewingfilteraid, sake, sake filtration

National Fossil Day! Learn about 10 Million Year-Old Fossils in Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 17, 2018 10:57:07 AM


It's National Fossil Day and what better way to celebrate than to learn about the amazing fossils found at one of EP Minerals' diatomaceous earth (DE) mines. 10-20 million years ago, Northern Nevada was covered by a freshwater lake that was full of stickleback fish - small spiny-rayed fish that lived during the Miocene Epoch.

Recently, EP Minerals hosted a group of 40 Nevada teachers at our diatomaceous earth mine quarry to fossil hunt as part of the Nevada Mining Association's Teacher Education program. The program is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate more mining education, geology and Nevada mineral history into their classrooms. Here's a look at the teacher's group at the DE mine and some of their "treasure"-- 10 million year old stickleback fish fossils. 

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Topics: Community involvement, Diatomaceous Earth, National Fossil Day,, de


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