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Huber Announces Price Increase for Flame Retardants and Smoke Suppressants

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 19, 2011 — Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, has announced a price increase for its tan alumina trihydrate (ATH) and magnesium hydroxide (MDH) grades.  The increase will be effective Feb. 1, 2011, or as current contracts allow.

“Huber’s ATH and MDH businesses continue to work diligently to improve productivity and processing efficiencies to minimize the impact of continued rising raw material, energy, packaging, product development and freight costs,” said Don Mills, ATH and MDH director of sales.  “Unfortunately, despite these efforts, a price increase is necessary to ensure the high level of product quality and consistency and industry-leading service our customers expect.”

ATH and MDH are non-halogen flame retardants and smoke suppressants used in a variety of reinforced plastics, engineering thermoplastics, rubber, carpet backing, cast polymer, coatings, roofing, adhesives, insulator and wire and cable jacketing applications.


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 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 $1.5 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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