Huber Specialty Hydrates, LLC, a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation has acquired the specialty hydrate flame retardant business of Almatis, Inc. located in Bauxite, Ark., United States. The acquisition includes the Bauxite specialty hydrate manufacturing operation and all product grades under the Hydral and SpaceRite brands.
The Hydral and SpaceRite products will continue to be manufactured in Bauxite and all product specifications will remain the same. Since the tolling arrangement began in December 2010, HEM has been building strong relationships globally with a number of companies seeking specialty hydrate flame retardants.