Founded in 1987, the International Diatomite Producers Association (IDPA) is a trade association representing major manufacturers of diatomaceous earth products worldwide.

IDPA is a non-profit association managed by the Industrial Minerals Association North America (IMA-NA) and IMA-Europe, whose members cooperate on the safe use of diatomaceous earth products and to advance research and maintain a dialogue with industry, legislators, regulatory agencies and the scientific community in support of the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve.

Membership in IDPA is open to any company producing: diatomaceous earth products worldwide. As a member of IMA-Europe and IMA-North America, the members benefit from a broad representation and a strong voice at the EU and international level and synergy of issues common to the industrial minerals sector.

Mr Kenzo ISHIBASHI

President
Showa Chemical Industry

Mr Mark ELLIS

Director
Industrial Minerals Association North America (IMA-NA)

KEY FACTS

1987 Year founded

IDPA MEMBERS

Diatomite

Diatomite is the naturally occurring fossilized remains of diatoms, and the mineral is found in thousands of products used everyday. Diatomite improves crops, stabilizes explosives, absorbs hazardous materials, serves as a filler in plastics and paints, adds strength to construction materials, filters impurities, and lends abrasion to cleaning and polishing products.

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Main Applications

  • Filter Aids
  • Floor Cleaners
  • Paint
  • Paper & Plastics
  • Hazardous Waste Absorbtion
  • Chemicals & Solvents
  • Catalysts
  • Dental Mouldings
  • Aggregates
  • Antibiotics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Carriers
  • Functional Mineral Additives
  • Sugar
  • Beer & Wine
  • Edible Oils & Fats
  • Insulating Bricks
  • Pesticides
IDPA Secretariat
Rue des Deux-Églises 26, Box 2 B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
+32 (0)2 210 44 10