Maroon Group Named Exclusive Distributor of Dicalite Management Group's Microlite Product Line in North America

October 2, 2020

Maroon Group, a world-class North American distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, is excited to announce a new distribution relationship with Dicalite Management Group (DMG), a global international industrial minerals company. Effective immediately, Maroon Group will be the exclusive distributor of DMG's Microlite line of high-performance vermiculite-based flame-retardant dispersions and powder for the CASE market in the U.S. & Canada.

DMG's innovative flame-retardant technologies, teamed with Maroon Group's technical sales team, exceptional customer service, formulary support, laboratory facilities and global sourcing capabilities, will provide differentiated value-added capabilities to customers through technical proficiency and formulation expertise across North America.

"Maroon Group is very excited to be partnering with Dicalite Management Group," Thomas Papasso, Vice President Principal Management, said. "Their high-performance vermiculite technology offers unique properties, such as flame-retardancy and barrier performance. It is another example of how Maroon continues to bring novel technologies and solutions to our customers in the U.S. and Canada."

"The Microlite product line features a highly sophisticated, synthesized delamination of vermiculite. This product has numerous benefits in the paints and coatings vertical where heat and fire resistance is desired. Additional benefits include oxygen and moisture barrier properties, which can be useful in many applications," Eric Appelbaum, Director - Brand Engagement and Marketing, said. "We needed a partner that could achieve the technical exposure needed to further develop this product line across the North American marketplace. Partnering with the Maroon Group is a great way for DMG to realize the long-term growth objectives for Microlite."

Maroon Group,, is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients across North America. Based in Avon, Ohio, Maroon Group has thrived on creating success for customers by forming partnerships with leading manufacturers and supplying consistent products on time. Customers have come to rely on Maroon Group's technical sales team, exceptional customer service, formulary support, and global sourcing capabilities.

Dicalite Management Group is a growing international industrial minerals company with 15 facilities across North America and Europe. Operating through a fully integrated network of four mines and 10+ refining, processing, and packaging facilities, the company has a unique multi-mineral platform that includes perlite, vermiculite, and diatomaceous earth. These engineered minerals are used in a wide variety of applications, including food and beverage filtration, water treatment, construction materials such as acoustical tiles, horticultural irrigation, functional additives for coatings, fire retardant coatings and many more. Our brands, including Dicalite Minerals, Dicaperl Minerals, Specialty Vermiculite (SPV), Chemrock Cryogenics, Microlite, and DicaFlock are well established.