SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Connell Brothers (CBC), a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, announced that, effective August 1, 2015, it will represent U.S. Silica across Asia. The company's territory will include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines as well as in Australia and India. U.S. Silica has been a leading producer of commercial silica sand for over 100 years.

This new partnership will offer the coatings, sealants, ceramics, inks and silicon manufacturers in these countries high-purity, high-quality natural silicas. The MIN-U-SIL® fine ground silica and SIL-CO-SIL® ground silica product lines are characterized by consistent pH and narrow size distributions, which allow very high process efficiency and enhance durability of end products.

Founded in 1895, Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Co. and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific with a keen focus on technical service, customer support, and environmental, health, and safety.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., a member of the Russell 2000, is a leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry and in a wide range of industrial applications. Headquartered in Frederick, MD, the company has offices in Chicago, Illinois, Houston, Texas and Shanghai.