Zeolite of Petrota
Petrota Industrial and Commercial S. A.
What are the uses/applications of zeolite?
The mineral Zeolite in the mountainous area of the village of Petrota can be found in large quantities right below the surface of the ground in just a few tens of meters depth and in much bigger quantities a few hundred meters below the ground surface.
Zeolite of Petrota "O Lithoxoos"
The headquarters of the company Zeolite Petrota Industrial and Commercial S. A. “O Lithoxoos” (The Mason) is the village of Petrota, which is located in the Northeasternmost area of Greece, in the municipality of Orestiada in the regional unit of Evros.
Petrota, a village with a very long history throughout the centuries and a long cultural tradition, was one of the most dynamic villages of the region, both from an economical and a demographic aspect, until the middle of the twentieth century, as it was the largest village in the area with about 2,000 residents.
The company was founded with the initiative of both village residents and of former residents who have migrated to other areas of Greece or who have immigrated (mostly to Germany). Having understood the importance of the ore, they wanted to capitalize it in its mining location and avoid its transportation and processing away from the region, as their vision has been the economical, social, and cultural rebirth of their homevillage and the larger area.