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Huber Launches MoldX® A105 Optimized Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) For Pultrusion-Related Applications

ATLANTA, August 5, 2009 – Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, announces the launch of MoldX® A105 optimized alumina trihydrate (ATH), a fine-particle size and unique particle distribution flame retardant (FR) for pultrusion and wet-mat based applications. 

The unique particle size distribution coupled with very low retention on a 325 mesh screen makes MoldX A105 ATH ideal for applications such as wet-mat molding and resin infusion where filler filtration via flow through the fiberglass mat is a concern.  The ability to obtain higher filler loadings gives compounds produced with MoldX A105 ATH increased flame retardance and smoke suppression. 

“The key advantage of MoldX A105 ATH is lower viscosity as compared to typical ATH products,” says Gary Rex, Ph.D., thermoset manager for HEM.  “The low viscosity performance of MoldX A105 allows increased loading levels, from 125 to as high as 200 phr (depending on neat resin viscosity) allowing for increased FR performance.   Furthermore, the displacement of polyester resin with MoldX A105 ATH can yield lower formulation costs.”

MoldX A105 ATH can be used in a number of applications, including pultrusion; resin infusion molding; resin injection; wet-mat panel production; latex foam formulations; coatings; and Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP).

For more information about MoldX A105, call 1-866-564-8237 or visit hubermaterials.com.


MoldX® is used, applied for, or registered as a trademark by the J.M. Huber Corporation for alumina trihydrate in various countries around the world.


About Huber Engineered Materials
Huber Engineered Materials develops engineered specialty ingredients that enhance the performance, appeal and processing of a broad range of products used in industrial, paper and consumer-based applications. Its inorganic chemical expertise has resulted in advancing the art in specialty silica and silicates, alumina trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, barium sulfate and natural calcium carbonate.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Huber Engineered Materials has offices in 15 countries. For more information, see www.hubermaterials.com.

About J.M. Huber Corporation
J.M. Huber Corporation, headquartered in Edison, NJ, is a diversified, multinational supplier of engineered materials, natural resources and technology-based services to customers spanning many industries from paper and energy to plastics and construction. With announced sales of about $2 billion, J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest family-owned companies in the United States. The company offers total solutions in inorganic chemistry, engineered wood composites and other specialties. For more information, see www.huber.com.


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