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HUBER'S FIRE RETARDANT ADDITIVES BUSINESS ANNOUNCES PRICE INCREASE FOR ITS KEMGARD® SMOKE SUPPRESSANTS

ATLANTA, GA (US), February 1, 2021 – The Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) division of Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a portfolio business of J.M. Huber Corporation, announces a global price increase of 7.5% for its Kemgard® smoke suppressants, effective April 1, 2021, or as current contracts allow.

While Huber continues to focus on minimizing the inflationary impact for its Kemgard products, cost increases in raw materials, labor, packaging, regulatory compliance and freight have necessitated this price adjustment.

Huber is a global leader in the production of engineered molybdate compounds.  Its FRA business unit has four manufacturing sites in North America and two in Europe.

Huber has been a trusted supplier of halogen-free flame retardants and smoke suppressants for almost 40 years, manufacturing a large portfolio of value-added Martinal®, Hydral®, Hymod®, Micral® and MoldX® alumina trihydrates; Magnifin®, Vertex® and Zerogen® magnesium hydroxides; and Kemgard® molybdate compounds for a variety of end-use applications, including reinforced polyester molding and pultrusion, engineering thermoplastics, roofing, silicone rubber, wire and cable, coatings and carpet backing.  In addition, Huber produces Martoxid® calcined aluminum oxides, Compalox® specialty oxides, and Pergopak® carriers and matting agents.

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About Huber Engineered Materials
(www.hubermaterials.com)
Huber Engineered Materials, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US), is a global business focused on engineered specialty ingredients that enhance the performance, appeal and processing of a broad range of products used in industrial, agricultural and consumer applications.  It has a portfolio of high value products: alumina trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, agricultural nutrients and adjuvants, molybdate compounds and industrial, food and USP grade calcium carbonate.

About J.M. Huber Corporation (www.huber.com)
J.M. Huber Corporation, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey (US), operates a diverse portfolio of companies: CP Kelco, Huber Engineered Materials, Huber Engineered Woods and Huber Resources Corp.  With locations around the world, our businesses create products used in a broad range of applications including agriculture, building materials, food and beverage, industrial, personal care, and sustainable forestry services.  Founded in 1883, Huber is one of the largest family-owned companies based in the US.
 

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