January 28, 2016
EP Minerals is continually striving to improve product quality and availability and occasionally we find it necessary to modify our product specifications. Being able to run our systems without upsets or interruptions helps improve overall product quality and consistency. Effective March 1st, 2016 we will implement the changes as notified here.
For products CB-12, CB-6, FW-12, FW-6, FP-6 and FP-12 the minimum +150 specification will be changed from 3% to 1.5%. Permeability specification will be changed as follows:
|GRADE||NEW SPECIFICATION||OLD SPECIFICATION|
|FP-2||90 – 160 milidarcies||90 – 150 milidarcies|
|FP-4||240 – 440 milidarcies||260 – 440 milidarcies|
|FW-12||650 – 1200 milidarcies||650 – 1150 milidarcies|
|FW-14||1100 – 1800 milidarcies||1100 – 1700 milidarcies|
|FW-20||1675 – 3000 milidarcies||1700 – 3000 milidarcies|
These changes will result in overall improved product consistency and availability with no negative impact on product performance.
Please update any of your internal records, specifications, or receiving inspection to reflect these changes as applicable to the products you currently purchase. Please also note that this change will also effect any of your ship-to locations. They will not be receiving a letter.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact your EP Minerals sales or customer service representative.
Corporate Quality Manager
EP Minerals, LLC
January 21, 2016
To: All AxisDE® Customers
RE: New bag design for AxisDE
We have recently made a change to the look of our Axis bag because we have added a new clay product, Axis Ceramic®, to our Axis product line and we wanted to differentiate the two products. Read More...
October 5, 2015
EP Minerals Bags and GHS Implementation
Dear Valued Customer:
As of June 1st 2015 EP Minerals, LLC was required to comply with new Global Harmonized System (GHS) regulations regarding warning labels on bags. In order to meet this new requirement it was necessary to create a new warning label for several of our bag types. In addition, the color of the Kraft paper used to produce these bags is now white (rather than brown). The product and bag specifications have not changed, only the appearance of the bags. Bags that did not require a label change will continue to be brown Kraft paper bags.
GHS regulations vary by country and by product so it is possible that some customers might receive only white paper bags, or only brown paper bags, or a combination of the two. Please be assured that the product has not changed, only the bags have changed.
EP Minerals Wins IMA North America Safety Award
The Industrial Minerals Association for Northern Nevada has awarded EP Minerals the IMA Safety Award for 2014 Safety Performance at our Lovelock Mine and also for the Clark Plant. Each of those operations worked over 200,000 employee hours without a MSHA reportable injury or fatality during 2014. This makes EP Minerals one of the few operations among the IMA North America to receive this award, according to Darrell Smith, executive vice president of the IMA.
“We are vigilant about safety every day throughout our company," said President/CEO Gregg Jones. “Safety is one of our core fundamentals and we're committed to keeping our employees safe and running our plants and mines safely. We are very pleased to receive this IMA award," added Jones.
In its recognition program for excellence in worker safety, the IMA North American strives to ensure that miners leave the workplace each and every day as injury free as they entered. The IMA believes that mining companies that achieve excellence in the control of miner injuries deserve recognition for their outstanding safety effort. This achievement recognition program seeks to provide that recognition, and motivate others to enhance their own safety performance.
Color Change Notification of Certain Vale, Oregon- based DE filter aids, FW12 – FW20 Grades
Dear Valued Customer:
EP Minerals, LLC is announcing a specification change to our FW12, FW14, FW18, and FW20 products produced at our Vale, Oregon facility. In order to maintain our high quality standards for filtration excellence and assure long-term supply capabilities, we are lowering the color specification of these products in order to maintain long term filtration performance characteristics. Read More...