Huber acquires specialty hydrate flame retardants in Arkansas

Huber acquires specialty hydrate flame retardants in Arkansas

11:13 AM, 6th April 2012
Huber acquires specialty hydrate flame retardants in Arkansas

ATLANTA, US: Huber Specialty Hydrates, a subsidiary of JM Huber Corporation, has acquired the specialty hydrate flame retardant business of Almatis located in Bauxite, Arkansas. The acquisition includes the Bauxite, Arkansas specialty hydrate manufacturing operation and all product grades under the Hydral and SpaceRite brands. The Hydral and SpaceRite products will continue to be manufactured in Bauxite and all product specifications will remain the same.

“Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) entered into a tolling arrangement over a year ago with Almatis to sell market and provide technical service support for its specialty hydrates,” said Jerry Bertram, Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Mineral business, Huber Engineered Materials.

“We look forward to continue working with our specialty hydrate customers, as we have built a strong rapport with them through the original tolling agreement. When combining the Almatis product line with the Kemgard smoke suppressant product line acquired in 2010 and HEM’s history in fire retardant additives, HEM has built an extensive array of product offerings for a variety of applications,” added Bertram.

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