Huber Carbonates, LLC, a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced a price increase for its industrial calcium carbonate products.
The increase is effective Jan. 1, 2019 or as current contracts allow. Most prices will increase an average of five to 10 percent depending on product grade and packaging.
While Huber continues to focus on minimizing the inflationary impact on its ground calcium carbonate business, cost increases in materials, packaging, freight, regulatory compliance, labor, and capital investments necessitate the pricing adjustment.
Huber’s industrial calcium carbonate products are used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications, including building materials; drilling fluids; rubber; thermoset composites; thermoplastics; luxury vinyl tile; swimming pool aggregate; cultured marble; paints and coatings; and adhesives, caulks and sealants.