Oil-Dri Corp of America was incorporated in 1969 in Delaware as the successor to an Illinois corporation incorporated in 1946. The Company develops manufactures and/or markets sorbent products. Its sorbent products are produced from clay minerals, consisting of montmorillonite and attapulgite and, to a lesser extent, other clay-like sorbent materials, such as Antelope shale. It also produces Oil-Dri branded floor absorbents, Agsorb and Verge agricultural chemical carriers and ConditionAde and Calibrin enterosorbents used in animal feed. Its Ultra-Clear product serves as a purification aid for petroleum-based oils and by-products. Under Agricultural and Horticultural Products the Company produces granular and powdered mineral absorbent products that are used for crop protection chemical carriers, drying agents, bulk processing aids, growing media components and seed enhancement media. Its brands include: Agsorb, an agricultural chemical carrier and drying agent; Verge, an engineered granule agricultural chemical carrier; Flo-Fre, a absorbent microgranule flowability aid; Terra-Green, a growing media supplement; and Pel-Unite, an animal feed binder. Agsorb and Verge carriers are used as an alternative to agricultural sprays. Verge carriers are spherical, uniform-sized granules with very low dust. Agsorb drying agent is blended into fertilizer-pesticide blends applied by farmers to absorb moisture and improve flowability. Agsorb also acts as a flowability aid for fertilizers and chemicals used in the lawn and garden market. Flo-Fre microgranules are used by grain processors and other large handlers of bulk products to soak up excess moisture, which prevents caking. Under the Animal Health and Nutrition it produces products used in livestock industry. The Calibrin and ConditionAde products are used in animal feed and each has different attributes that improve animal health and development, such as adsorbing naturally occurring mycotoxins or managing intestinal bacterial and fungal biotoxins. The Company's MD-09 moisture manager product is another feed additive for the reduction of wet droppings in poultry. Pel-Unite and Pel-Unite Plus products are specialized animal feed pellet binders. Under Bleaching Clay and Purification Aid the Company produces bleaching, purification and filtration applications used by edible oil, jet fuel and other petroleum-based product processors around the world. Bleaching clays are used by edible oil processors to adsorb soluble contaminants that create oxidation problems. It's Pure-Flo and Perform bleaching clays remove impurities, such as trace metals, chlorophyll and color bodies, in various types of edible oils. Its Select adsorbents are used to remove contaminants in vegetable oil processing and can be used to prepare oil prior to the creation of biodiesel fuel. Its Ultra-Clear product is used as a filtration and purification medium for jet fuel and other petroleum-based products. Under Cat Litter the Company produces two types of mineral-based cat litter products, traditional coarse and scoopable, both of which have absorbent and odor controlling characteristics. It also produces private label cat litters for other customers that are sold through both independent food brokers. Under Industrial & Automobile products it manufactures and/or sells products made from clay, polypropylene and recycled cotton materials that absorb oil, grease, water and other types of spills. Under Sports Products, the Company's Pro's Choice Sports Field Products are used on baseball, softball, football and soccer fields. The Company's segments are the Retail and Wholesale Products Group and the Business to Business Products Group.
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