Huber | Martinswerk Announces Global Price Increase for its Aluminum Oxides and Halogen-Free Fire Retardant Additives

Huber | Martinswerk, part of the Huber Engineered Materials division of J.M. Huber Corporation, announces a global price increase of up to 15 percent depending on product grade and packaging for its Martoxid® and Compalox® aluminum oxides, Martinal® and Hydral® fine precipitated hydrates and all other alumina trihydrate (ATH) grades.  European price increases take effect Dec. 1 of this year and in North America and the Asia Pacific, Jan. 1, 2019.  Current contracts will be honored.

Prices for MAGNIFIN®, Zerogen® and Vertex® magnesium hydroxides and Kemgard® smoke suppressants will be increased in the mid-single digit percent range.

Extreme tightness in the supply of chemical grade alumina hydrate has resulted in significant cost increases.  In addition, increases in the costs of other raw materials, energy, CO2 credits and freight are also contributing factors.

Huber | Martinswerk has been a trusted supplier of halogen-free fire retardants and smoke suppressants for almost 40 years, manufacturing a large portfolio of value-added Hydral®, Hymod®, Martinal®, Micral®, MoldX® and SB alumina trihydrates; MAGNIFIN®, Vertex® and Zerogen® magnesium hydroxides; and Kemgard® molybdate smoke suppressants for a variety of end-use applications, including reinforced polyester molding and pultrusion, engineering thermoplastics, roofing, silicone rubber, wire and cable, coatings and carpet backing.  In addition, Huber | Martinswerk produces Martoxid® calcined aluminum oxides, Compalox® specialty oxides and Pergopak® carriers and matting agents.

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