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The International Diatomite Producers Association (IDPA) is a trade association representing major manufacturers of diatomaceous earth products worldwide. Founded in 1987, IDPA is committed to the safe use of diatomaceous earth products and to advancing research and maintaining a dialogue with industry, legislators, regulatory agencies and the scientific community in support of the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve.

IDPA is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) trade association managed by the Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA). IDPA is the sole member of the Diatomite Section of IMA-NA.

Diatomite is the naturally occurring fossilized remains of diatoms, and the mineral is found in thousands of products used everyday. Diatomite improves crops, stabilizes explosives, absorbs hazardous materials, serves as a filler in plastics and paints, adds strength to construction materials, filters impurities, and lends abrasion to cleaning and polishing products.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the value diatomite adds to our world!