NE: EP Minerals Opens New Perlite Filtration Media Plant in Blair

4 Apr, 2014

EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals, announced the opening of a new perlite filtration media plant in Blair, Neb. Perlite is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that has entrapped moisture, and when subjected to rapid and intense heat, expands to form perlite filtration media.

EP Minerals’ perlite filter aids are recognized for their light density, extremely low float, high purity and high filtration efficiency. Perlite is used in a wide variety of filtration applications including water, pharmaceuticals, food, wine and other beverages. Perlite is also used in construction, landscaping and biofuel production.

“We’re very excited to open this new Blair perlite plant to service our customers in Nebraska and throughout the Midwest,” said Gregg Jones, president of EP Minerals. “Blair is the perfect location because of our close proximity to key customers and markets,” added Jones.

The EP Minerals Blair plant is located at 450 Industrial Park Drive in Blair, Neb.

About EP Minerals

EP Minerals, LLC is a worldwide leader in diatomaceous earth (DE), clay and perlite. These unique minerals are used as filter aids, absorbents and functional additives serving dozens of diverse markets including food and beverage, biofuels, swimming pool, landscape, sports turf, paint, plastics and insecticides. EP Minerals also produces patented water purification media and arsenic removal products. For more information, visit