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Oil-Dri Corporation of America

Founded in 1941 as a distributor of clay floor absorbents, Oil-Dri Corporation now develops, manufactures and markets products for consumer, industrial, automotive, agricultural and fluids purification markets.

 

Oil-Dri's product line has been diversified by leveraging the qualities of its extensive mineral reserves with an innovative research and development program.

Oil-Dri controls significant attapulgite and montmorillinite mineral reserves. Manufacturing processes and technical advancements have been used to enhance the natural characteristics of these clay minerals and develop products that leverage both their absorbent qualities, soaking up liquids into their many pores like a sponge; and their adsorbent qualities, active sites on surface which attract and lock up impurities, like a magnet.

Oil-Dri operates an extensive research and development program from its laboratory campus in Vernon Hills, Illinois. In addition, the company has seven manufacturing facilities in North America and a plant in the United Kingdom. Technical applications managers work exclusively with the division's marketing and sales group to develop custom products and applications, as well as provide technical training and service to customers throughout the world.

Oil-Dri has been involved in agriculture since 1966, producing granular insecticide and herbicide carriers for manufacturers such as Monsanto Agricultural Co., Bayer, DowElanco, and Zeneca Ag Products. The commitment to quality has been recognized through four presentations of Monsanto's coveted Supplier Quality Recognition Award.

Key Products

Bleaching Earths

 

Oil-Dri offers an extensive range of high quality bleaching earths with a range of important applications in the food and beverage and mineral processing industries. The main purpose of bleaching clays is to remove contaminants in edible oils such as metals, phospholipids and peroxides.

In mineral processing applications, activated clays also play a critical role in removing contaminants from mineral extraction circuits thus improving mineral concentrations and processing efficiency. The Pure-Flo® Supreme Pro-Active II adsorbent is ideal for this application and significantly reduces phase disengagement time compared with other products.

Vegetable Oils

The Pure-Flo® range of products offers edible oil refiners processing aids to produce clean, clear quality oils. Pure-Flo® is classified into three product families; Natural™, Supreme™ and Perform™. The product range provides refiners with a range of performance options depending on the type of oil and process.

Edible Oils and Biodiesel

 

Select® is a specially modified, natural silicate for the removal of soaps, metals and phospholipids to help in the production of clean, quality edible oils and biodiesel feedstock to meet the most demanding specifications. The Select® product range originate from a unique mineral deposit that feature a large, highly active surface area well suited to the removal of impurities from oil streams.

Crop Protection: The AGSORB® Range

 

Why Choose AGSORB® Carriers?

  • High liquid holding capacity

  • Varied process options (RVM/LVM)

  • Multiple plant locations

  • Wide range of particle sizes and counts

  • High attrition resistance

AGSORB® Uses

  • Chemical pesticides

  • Biological and biorational pesticides

  • Drying agent

  • Flowability aid

 

AGSORB® Minerals

 

AGSORB® provides a range of process minerals with common traits but possessing unique properties. Our technical sales team will work with you to determine the specific mineral that is best suited to your requirements.

 

Montmorillonite (Ripley, Mississippi), non-swelling bentonite with low bulk density and high absorbivity allowing high liquid holding capacity. Mineral processing maximises the granule's micropore space. Agsorb heat treatments impart a hard inert granule with high attrition resistance.

Attapulgite (Ochlocknee, Georgia). Attapulgite in the non-swelling betonite class commonly called Fuller's earth. With low bulk density and high absorbivity allowing high liquid holding capacity Mineral processing maximises the granule's micropore space. Agsorb heat treatments impart a hard inert granule with high attrition resistance.

 

Hydrous Aluminosilicate (Taft, California). With low bulk density and high absorbivity allowing high liquid holding capacity Mineral processing maximises the granule's micropore space. Agsorb heat treatments impart a hard inert granule with high attrition resistance. The unique properties of this mineral make it harder in its natural state than other RVM products.

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