RENO, Nev.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--EP Minerals, LLC, a global leader in industrial minerals, announced today that it is implementing a 5-7% price increase across all grades of diatomite, perlite and cellulose products effective November 1, 2013. The increase will be applied in all regions globally. Product prices dictated by existing contracts will be honored pursuant to the terms of those contracts. The price increase is necessary to offset inflationary pressure in the industrial mineral business with increased costs in mining, regulatory compliance, labor and benefits, ore and hauling costs, packaging, freight and logistics. The company expects that prices for key inputs will continue to increase over the next year.
About EP Minerals
EP Minerals, LLC is a worldwide leader in diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aids, absorbents and functional additives serving dozens of diverse markets from food and beverage to biofuels to paints and plastics. The company also produces perlite filter aids and drinking water purification media. Additional information on EP Minerals is available at www.epminerals.com.