ATLANTA (March 22, 2011)—Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corp., said it will raise prices on its industrial calcium carbonate and barium sulfate products, effective April 18 or as contracts allow.
The price increase does not apply to Huber's food and USP calcium carbonate grades.
List prices will increase an average of 6 percent for calcium carbonate products and an average of 9 percent for barium sulfate products, depending on product grade and packaging.
The company said it continues to improve productivity and processing efficiencies to minimize the impact of continued rising costs for raw materials, energy, packaging, product development and freight, but despite these efforts, a price increase is necessary.