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Active Minerals International process improvements to add capacity of performance additives

Friday, 8 April 2016

Active Minerals International (AMI), supplier of high-quality gellant attapulgite for the coatings, adhesives and sealants industries, has announced the company is undertaking process improvements designed to expand capacity.

Active Minerals International produces a wide range of high-quality attapulgite and air-floated kaolin clay products at multiple operations in Southeastern USA. Source: Thommy Weiss/pixelio.de
Active Minerals International produces a wide range of high-quality attapulgite and air-floated kaolin clay products at multiple operations in Sout...

The initiatives, according to president, Dennis C. Parker, are aligned with increasing demand in AMI’s major markets and new developments in international coatings markets.

Projects from debottlenecking to process efficiencies

AMI’s process improvements involve a number of projects from debottlenecking to process efficiencies, such as mill feed automation, process flow changes and enhanced utilization of state-of-the-art manufacturing data management software. In addition, existing classifiers are being upgraded to produce more paint grade products. Longer-term projects, supported by its mining reserves in the area, include expanded drier capacity allowing the company to meet the demands of global markets.

Increasing demand for attapulgite

While Parker sites the rate of construction and infrastructure development in emerging economies as one factor increasing demand for attapulgite, he explains, "the strong interest in Active Minerals by international customers and distributors stems from the fact that paints and coatings professionals, from formulators to chief financial officers, recognise the world has only a handful of foremost authorities in attapulgite technology; and most of them are here at Active Minerals.”

More than 120,000 square feet of storage

AMI’s Director of Global Business Development, Jeffrey B. Carr, along with Parker, is among the individuals recognised as leading authorities in attapulgite. He describes additional factors driving demand. "'Min-U-Gel' attapulgite customers are a priority for Active Minerals. We bring the highest quality standards, customer service, and supply chain management practices to bear on customers’ behalf. Our Quincy, Florida attapulgite operation serves our customers with more than 120,000 square feet of storage for bagged product, allowing us to ship from inventory and maintain short lead times, even during the paint market’s busy spring season. In addition, being one of the top 100 exporters in the U.S. coupled with our strong logistic capabilities provides excellent service to our international customers.”

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