COVIA Announced as SPE Preferred Partner

SPE recently announced Covia as an SPE Preferred Partner. An SPE Preferred Partner is a converter, manufacturer, solutions provider, or product distributor that has been recognized by SPE for demonstrated leadership and innovation in the plastics industry. Their products and services are valuable to SPE’s members.

Covia is a leading provider of mineral-based solutions for industrial markets. The company specializes in production of ultrafine, micronized mineral fillers and additives that are applied in variety of plastic applications. Customers depend on Covia’s nepheline syenite products, which are used as antiblocks (MINBLOC® HC) in polymer films and functional fillers (HIFILL® N) for plastics and elastomers. MINBLOC HC is the clearest, lowest haze antiblock on the market and HIFILL N has extended durability and improved weathering in various polymer systems. Moreover, both products are FDA-approved and considered to be safer, silica-deficient mineral filler alternatives that do not require any silica-related labeling. 

“We’re very pleased that we can partner with SPE to demonstrate our commitment to the polymers market and to participate with the professionals in the plastic industry” said Mark Styers, Vice President of Polymers and Coatings at Covia. “We are committed to the communities we’re part of, and we’re proud to be part of SPE’s preferred partner program.”

The experts at Covia’s Polymer Technical Center of Excellence work each day to understand nepheline syenite with greater clarity. As the largest supplier of nepheline syenite, Covia is researching this crystalline silica-free mineral with the continuous goal of innovating plastic and elastomer product performance. Technical experts collaborate with customers who rely on the Covia laboratory when facing new challenges that must be solved to advance their polymer portfolio. 

“We are excited about adding a Preferred Partner that offers innovative products and processes while focusing on customer collaboration to provide the best services possible,” said Michael Greskiewicz, SPE’s Director, Sales & Advertising. “With Covia’s participation in our Preferred Partner program, we look forward to continued growth of this program for our members.”


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About Covia
Covia is a leading provider of diversified mineral solutions to the oil and gas, glass, ceramics, coatings, metals, foundry, polymers, construction, water filtration, sport sand recreation markets. The Company serves its Industrial customers through a broad array of high-quality products, including high-purity silica sand, nepheline syenite, feldspar, clay, kaolin, resin systems and coated materials, delivered through its comprehensive distribution network. Covia offers its Energy customers an unparalleled selection of proppant solutions, additives, and coated products to enhance well productivity and to address both surface and down-hole challenges in all well environments. Covia has built long-standing relationships with a broad customer base consisting of blue-chip customers. Underpinning these strengths is an unwavering commitment to safety and to sustainable development, further enhancing the value that Covia delivers to all its stakeholders. For more information, visit

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