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Plant Nutrition & Specialty Fertilizer

International Zeolite opens production plant in Ontario, Canada

Posted by on 17 March 2023
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Canada-based International Zeolite Corp. (IZ), an international supplier of zeolite-infused products for use in agriculture, will start production in its new facility in Jordan, Ontario (Canada) later this month.

IZ’s production plant has the capability of producing nutrient infused zeolite through its licensed proprietary NEREA technology. Future expansion of the plant will have the capability of producing up to 25,000 kilograms of agricultural nutrient grow system products daily.

The production plant is located within the agricultural region of Niagara, Ontario, and is situated within 15 minutes of IZ’s research and development partners at Niagara College Horticultural & Environmental Research Innovation Centre (HEISC) providing for integration with ongoing research and development.

According to Mark Pearlman, IZ president and chief operating officer, growers had been “asking to trial our products in both soilless and soil environments. With the production plant in operation, we are positioned to supply commercial trials, moving us from a pre-commercialized environment to revenue generation,” said Pearlman.

The company stated IZ’s primary focus is on the NEREA line of products, with NEREA Substrate containing all the micro- and macro-nutrients needed for plant germination. “NEREA Fertilizer contains all the nutrients required for the plants after seeds have germinated plus contains higher levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium than the Substrate,” the company noted in a news release. “NEREA Plus is a micronized zeolite containing a full suite of micro and macro nutrients required by growing plants, which is applied by suspension in water.”

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