Our Principals Essential Materials
A privately-held company founded in 1946, Thiele Kaolin Company® is committed to delivering customer satisfaction, quality products, and reliable service, Thiele tailors every order to meet your needs. Industries served include building and construction, CASE, ceramics, paper, adhesives, printing inks, agriculture and more.
Grant Specialty Coatings
Founded in 1938, Grant Industries is global leader in the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of specialty performance chemicals. Grant Specialty Coatings mission is to build mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients and through principle guided service, deliver an experience that meets the customer's exact needs.
ThermaFiber FRF Filler/Reinforcement Fiber is a top quality mineral wool fiber with properties that enhance the performance of a variety of different products due to its fire and heat resistance capabilities. This cost-effective fiber retains its integrity at higher temperatures than glass fiber and demonstrates excellent wear resistance. Essential Materials distributes their industrial grades covering paints, plastics, cement applications, CASE, building and construction and more.
Short Mountain Silica is a producer of high purity silica for both the consumer and industrial markets. Our reputation for consistently producing high quality silica products and focusing on the customer has been true since our founding in 1987. Essential Materials distributes a bright white sand for golf courses, lawn, landscape, building and construction and recreation needs, as well as FRAC sand for the oil and gas industry.
In addition to the ceramic talc mines, Natural Minerals owns and operates mines with whiter, platy talcs that are widely used in all primer and exterior finishes. These talcs improve flatting, leveling, brushing ability, while reducing gloss. Talc is a cost-effective ingredient allowing a reduction in pigment costs. Talc has rust inhibiting and corrosion resistant properties, which helps produce improved installed life and provides superior products. Applications include: Ceramics, Building and Construction, Paints, Agriculture, Plastics, Roofing and Rubber.