Huber is pleased to tell you about a major sustainability initiative at our Marblehead, Illinois, Fire Retardant Additives manufacturing facility, and the first of its kind within J.M. Huber Corporation. We have partnered with SolAmerica to install an industrial scale fixed solar array which covers almost seven acres and provides 1.8 megawatt (DC) output.  The approximate 5,000 panels provide the plant with more than 60% of its power during daylight hours. This allows the facility to produce our SB and Onyx Elite® aluminum hydroxide products.  Constructing the solar array supports Huber's enterprise-wide goal of reducing energy and water use intensity and CO2 emissions by 10% by 2022.  A special thanks to the employees at Marblehead for their support of the project, as they are excited about the initiative and have been instrumental in supporting Huber’s efforts during the installation process.

Technical service plays a critical role as Huber scientists work closely with customers to develop innovative fire retardant solutions to meet the exacting requirements of each application. See for yourself Huber's array of comprehensible fire testing capabilities.

Huber offers a variety of non-halogen fire retardant additives for many applications. Metal hydroxides are the largest volume flame retardants used in the world. The two most widely used products are alumina trihydrate (Al(OH)3) and magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2). Huber also offers an array of Kemgard® molybdate smoke suppressant compounds.

Halogen-Free Flame Retardant
& Smoke Suppressant Applications

Technical Innovation, Service and Support

Huber stands at the forefront of flame retardant and smoke suppressant additive product innovation, and our technical and service support is second to none in the industry. A unique consultative selling process is utilized so our customers get products customized specific for their applications. To learn in-depth technical information about Huber's flame retardant and smoke suppressant product offerings, click on the links below: