Huber Engineered Materials (HEM, Atlanta, Ga., USA), a division of J.M. Huber Corp., and Almatis Inc. (Dalton, Ga., USA) announced on Dec. 16 that they have reached an agreement under which Almatis will toll produce for HEM certain specialty hydrate flame retardant products previously produced and marketed by Almatis.
HEM will immediately be the sales and marketing contact for the products and assumes responsibility for technical support. The specific products to be produced include Hydral 710, Hydral PGA and SpaceRite grades.
“The addition of the Almatis product line will further strengthen HEM’s portfolio offering of non-halogen flame retardants,” says Jerry Bertram, vice president and general manager of HEM’s Industrial Minerals business. “Along with HEM’s recent acquisition of the Kemgard flame retardant and smoke suppressant business, we now have an extensive line of environmentally-friendly products for a variety of applications. We are also very excited about the opportunity to work with Almatis’ former customers to continue supplying them with the high performing products they know, backed by HEM’s excellent technical expertise and customer support.”
HEM supplies flame retardants and smoke suppressants, including value-added alumina trihydrate (ATH), magnesium hydroxide (MDH) and molybdate-based products and provides technical expertise for a variety of end-use applications, including fiber-reinforced plastics.