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Huber’s Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) business unit will have 10% capacity expansion of its Martinal fine precipitated alumina trihydrate production at its newly acquired Martinswerk Plant in Bergheim, Germany.
The additional capacity is projected for completion by the third quarter of 2017. This addition follows a 20% capacity expansion in precipitated alumina trihydrate just completed at Huber’s Bauxite, Arkansas facility in the US.
The investment by Huber in additional capacity in Bergheim commences only seven months after the February acquisition of Martinswerk, including the joint venture interest in Magnifin Magnesiaprodukte. “This investment is the first in a series of expansions planned for Bergheim as we begin implementing our longer term strategy for the business,” says Jerry Bertram, Vice President and General Manager of Huber’s FRA Business Unit.
“The capacity expansion is part of our ongoing global growth plan and underlines Huber’s commitment to the non-halogenated fine precipitated fire retardant market and enables us to meet increasing demand from our valued customers,” adds Martin Schulting, Managing Director of Huber’s FRA European Operations.
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