Huber hikes precipitated silica plant capacity in US

Huber hikes precipitated silica plant capacity in US

5:09 AM, 22nd September 2012
Huber hikes precipitated silica plant capacity in US

ATLANTA, US: Huber Engineered Materials, division of J M Huber Corporation, increased capacity at its precipitated silica plant in Etowah, Tennessee (US). The expansion will add 14,000 metric tonne annually at Etowah and is set for completion in the third quarter of 2013.

“This investment in our flagship Etowah plant will position Huber to continue supporting our customers’ growth with a broad range of high quality dental, food and industrial grade silicas and silicates,” said Chuck Herak, Vice President and General Manager, Silica business unit, Huber.

Earlier this year, Huber announced a new production line at its precipitated silica plant in Jhagadia, India, which is set for completion in fourth quarter 2012 and doubles the capacity to 35,000 metric tonne. “These continued investments to expand and improve our manufacturing capability underline Huber’s ongoing, long-term commitment to the silica business and the customers we serve,” explained Herak.

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