10/25/2010

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World Minerals to increase prices for diatomaceous earth & perlite products in Europe

European produced diatomaceous earth products by 4 - 8 %USA and Mexican produced diatomaceous earth products by 6 - 12 %Perlite-based products by 2 - 6 %According to World Minerals, the price increases are due to significant increases in energy, chemicals, packaging, and transportation costs, this coupled with a shift in the global demand for the products.World Minerals, part of the Imerys Group, is a leading supplier of engineered mineral products derived from diatomaceous earth and expanded perlite for filtration products and functional additives for paints, coatings, polymers, and elastomers.

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