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It's Opening Day!  Is your baseball infield ready?

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 29, 2018 6:51:00 AM


Wow! Opening day is today! It's crazy to have it in March this year! Here at EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays, we love baseball! Go Dodgers! And Giants, and Nats, Tigers, Angels and our hometown Reno Aces. I think I’ve covered all the favorite teams here in our office. Our inside sales team is such big fans of the Dodgers that they even painted one of their walls Dodger blue! I'm bringing in a can of Giants orange this weekend!

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Topics: drying agents, infield conditioners, mound clays, ballgame changer, baseball infield conditioner, play ball!

EP Minerals to be acquired by U.S. Silica

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 26, 2018 12:20:46 PM


Last Friday it was announced that EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays are being acquired by U.S. Silica. As you may know, U.S. Silica is an NYSE-listed industrial minerals company that produces silica sand, frac sand, ground silica, and also specialty minerals. The company is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, and has a strong US footprint as well as an international presence.

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Topics: EP Minerals

Swim Pool Pros Love CelaPool Diatomaceous Earth Filter Powder! Want To Know Why?

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 15, 2018 3:53:00 PM

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Picture this. A hot, sunny day. A perfectly clear swimming pool. A drink with an umbrella in your hand. Does it get any better than that? Well, maybe it does.

We've known for decades that diatomaceous earth (DE) swim pool filter powder produces the clearest, sparkling clean pools. But that powdery DE has also been known for being messy and hard to handle. That can put a damper on pool care. Who wants to clean up powdery white stuff around your beautiful swimming pool? Well, we took that problem to heart, and guess what? Problem solved! Our R&D team put on their super smart innovation hats and, voila - EP Minerals now has a patent-pending LOW DUST diatomaceous earth filter powder - CelaPool!

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Topics: celapool diatomaceous earth swim pool filter aid, diatomaceous earth swim pool filter powder

What are Engineered Materials? Just ask EP Minerals 

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 8, 2018 2:46:26 PM


Science and technology are playing an ever increasing role in new product innovation in the world of industrial minerals today. Here at EP Minerals and EP Engineered Clays, we are committed to innovating, developing and manufacturing revolutionary new products from our diatomaceous earth (DE), perlite, clay and cellulose blends.

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Topics: engineered materials

How EP Minerals drives innovation in diatomaceous earth, perlite & clay

Posted by Julie Brown

Mar 2, 2018 12:02:18 PM

 monica.pngIn the EP Minerals R&D Lab

In an average day, you probably come in contact with over 100 products that have been manufactured or processed using industrial minerals. Industrial minerals are defined as non-metallic minerals produced from natural sources. Science and technology are playing an ever increasing role in new product innovation in the world of industrial minerals.

Here at EP Minerals, we mine and manufacture products from diatomaceous earth (DE), perlite, and clays. These incredibly high-quality minerals are used in an extremely broad range of applications in every day life. Without these minerals, a vast range of products would simply not exist. Surprised?

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Topics: EP Minerals, engineered materials, innovation, industrial minerals

Natl. Margarita Day means we celebrate tequila and diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 22, 2018 10:29:00 AM


Thanks to Emily Bell and VinePair for the tequila information.

Happy National Margarita Day! So you know that our diatomaceous earth filter aid filters the world's best beers, wines, whiskeys, brandys, sakes and a host of other alcoholic beverages, right? What about the world's largest producer of tequila? Yep, bingo. DE filters tequila, too. It's a great day to celebrate this made-in-Mexico drink, and learn a little more about tequila and diatomaceous earth filtration!

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Topics: Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, DE filtration, Celatom

Flynn the Bichon Frise wins Westminster. Think he uses DE for fleas?

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 14, 2018 1:54:54 PM

 flynn2.pngFlynn, the Bichon Frise, won Best of Show at Westminster (Photo: MarketWatch)

A cute little cotton ball won the Best in Show award at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show yesterday. Flynn, the little white powder puff pup, also known as aka GCHP CH Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love, was picked over six other champs including a popular pug named Biggie and Ty the giant schnauzer. We also had a Carson City, NV canine celebrity do well this year. Adele, a Spinone Italiano owned by Carson City Deputy Director of Emergency Management Stacey Belt, won best dog out of 12 in her breed. Yay Adele!

adele.pngAdele, the Spinone Italiano from Carson City, NV won the Best of Breed class.

Now that Flynn the puff ball is a celebrity, he has a busy schedule. Today includes visits to the morning TV news shows, a steak lunch at Sardi's, a trip to the top of the Empire State Building, and he's been invited for a walk-on part at a Broadway hit "Kinky Boots." I tell you. The life of a dog. Flynn's next plan is to retire, so he can just be a dog. He loves belly rubs and rolling in the snow. He's probably allowed to jump on the bed. My guess is he doesn’t have fleas. But if he did, I’m sure his owner would want an organic insecticide that's really effective on fleas. Hey, we have a product like that!

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

Is it swim pool season? Time to think diatomaceous earth filter powder

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 8, 2018 11:37:46 AM


Believe it or not, it's swim pool season! Maybe not in your backyard or neighborhood pool, but it's prime time for companies that have anything to do with the swim pool industry. And that means us! EP Minerals' Celatom diatomaceous earth (DE) swim pool filter powder and CelaPool low dust DE swim pool filter media are the "go to" filtration products for swimming pools. We're out on the road talking it up with our swim pool industry friends.

This week it's the Everything Under The Sun Expo in Orlando. Then it's on to the Western Pool Show in Long Beach. Farmers Almanac is predicting a drier, warmer summer this year, so it sounds like folks need to stock up early on diatomaceous earth swim pool filter powder. That and blowup floaties and sunscreen!  

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Topics: swim pool, diatomaceous earth swim pool filtration, celapool diatomaceous earth swim pool filter aid, diatomaceous earth for fleas, diatomaceous earth swim pool filter powder

Groundhog Day! Does Punxsutawney Phil Use Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas? 

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 1, 2018 1:37:05 PM

 groundhog.pngPunxsutawney Phil, Official Rodent Meteorologist

Dateline: Gobbler's Knob, PA. Everyone's 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 (DE) to help control fleas. Lots of nasty bugs in those burrows. Phil's looking for an organic 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

Super Bowl LII, Beer, Wine and Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 26, 2018 12:01:06 PM


Got beer? 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 true 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 LII, many will gather with friends and family to watch the Patriots and Eagles, and that means they’re be digging in to a host of traditional game day favorites like chips, Buffalo wings, and beer. But are wine, vodka and whiskey overtaking beer?

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Topics: brewing, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration, de


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