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Huber Carbonates Increases Capacity at its Ground Calcium Carbonate Operation

Published on 2015-12-16. Author : SpecialChem

ATLANTA -- Huber Carbonates, LLC, a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation, announces it is substantially increasing capacity at its ground calcium carbonate (GCC) operation in Marble Hill, Georgia.

Fig. 1: Huber Engineered Materials

“Huber has a long-term, multi-stage plan to increase capacity in ground calcium carbonate, driven by customer demand and new product sales,” says Matt O’Brien, Vice President and General Manager of Huber’s GCC business.

The continuous investments in ground calcium carbonate will position Huber to continue supporting its customers’ growth strategies with increased capacity for both medium fine and fine ground products. “This expansion − coupled with the recent expansion of our Quincy, Illinois, GCC facility − is already in motion and targeted for completion in 2016,” says Rick Zwingelberg, Operations Director for Huber’s GCC business. “We continue to be well-positioned to meet the growing needs of our customers in a number of markets.”

“The expansion plans we are implementing build upon our ongoing growth strategy,” adds O’Brien. “These continuing investments to expand and improve our manufacturing capabilities underline Huber’s long-term commitment to the ground calcium carbonate business and the customers we serve.”

Huber’s industrial GCC products are used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, including building materials; drilling fluids; rubber; thermoset composites; thermoplastics; swimming pool plasters; pet food; cultured marble; paints and coatings; and adhesives, caulks and sealants.

About Huber Engineered Materials

Huber Engineered Materials, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.), 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 precipitated silicas and silicates, alumina trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, molybdate compounds, barium sulfate and industrial, food and USP grade calcium carbonate.

About J.M. Huber Corporation

J.M. Huber Corporation, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey (U.S.), operates a portfolio of companies with a focus on its core engineered materials businesses. Founded in 1883, Huber is one of the largest family-owned companies in the U.S. The diversified, multinational company creates products that are used in a broad range of consumer and industrial applications, including oral care, personal care, food, beverage, pharmaceuticals and building materials.

Source: J.M. Huber

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