U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced that its Industrial and Specialty Products business will increase prices for most of its non-contracted silica sand, diatomaceous earth and clay products used primarily in glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemicals, recreation, building products, agricultural, pet litter and other applications.
Price increases will range up to 15%, depending on the product and grade, and go into effect for shipments beginning Sept. 1. These price increases are necessary to help offset significant cost increases in energy, transportation, materials and manufacturing costs, the company stated.
The company currently operates 24 mines and production facilities and is headquartered in Katy, Texas. U.S. Silica’s wholly owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics.