ITASCA, IL - Imerys Filtration Minerals, San Jose, CA, has appointed Fitz Chem Corp., Itasca, IL, to be an authorized distributor in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, northern Iowa, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

IMERYS is a leader in mineral products derived from diatomite (also called diatomaceous earth or D.E.) and expanded perlite, natural raw materials possessing unusually light density, chemical inertness, high surface area and intricate structure. Under the trade names of Celite®, Harborlite®, Fibra-Cel®, Kenite® and DiaFil®, Imerys’ products are used in a host of applications, including functional fillers for coatings, polymers and elastomers.