The price increase will take place from 1 February 2011, or as contracts allow.

“Huber’s ATH and MDH businesses continue to work diligently to improve productivity and processing efficiencies to minimise the impact of continued rising raw material, energy, packaging, product development and freight costs,” says Don Mills, Huber ATH and MDH director of sales. “Unfortunately, despite these efforts, a price increase is necessary to ensure the high level of product quality and consistency and industry-leading service our customers expect.”

ATH and MDH are non-halogen flame retardants and smoke suppressants used in a variety of reinforced plastics, engineering thermoplastics, and other applications.