NEW YORK – Applied Minerals Inc., a leading global producer of halloysite clay, has expanded its distribution network through a new partnership with KODA Distribution Group (KDG). KDG, which includes the EW Kaufmann and Ribelin subsidiaries, is a leading distributor of specialty chemical products to CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), construction, personal care, lubricants/metalworking, agriculture, pharma and urethanes end markets. EW Kaufmann will represent Applied Minerals as its exclusive sales distributor for DRAGONITE™ halloysite clay for the Eastern Region of the United States and Ribelin in the Southeast.

Dan Gruber, President of KODA CASE, commented, “We are excited about being part of this new venture and its unique technology. Based on our expertise and experience, we are confident about opening new markets and applications for DRAGONITE halloysite clay.”

“We are honored to welcome KODA Distribution Group to our rapidly growing distribution network,” said Andre Zeitoun, President and CEO of Applied Minerals. “KDG is a highly respected distributor of specialty chemicals with deep technical expertise and a strong commitment to customer service. We look forward to partnering with them as we continue to execute our growth strategy.  With the addition of KDG, we have implemented a distribution network that covers the entire United States, a significant feat for a company our size.”