Huber Announces Global Price Increase

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of JM Huber Corp, has announced a global price increase for its alumina trihydrate and magnesium hydroxide fire retardant additives, effective January 2, 2018. Prices will increase depending on product grade and packaging. Huber says that the increases are the result cost increases in raw material, labour, packaging, regulatory compliance...

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PPG Raises Global Silicate Prices

PPG Industries Inc of Pittsburgh, PA has announced that it is raising prices by up to 6% for sodium silicate and all precipitated silica grades globally. The increase will take effect Jan 1, 2018, or as contracts allow, and applies to all end-use segments. The company says that the increase partially offsets rising raw material...

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Unimin and Fairmount Santrol to Combine

Fairmount Santrol of Chesterland, OH and Unimin Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco NV, have announced that both companies have approved a definitive agreement under which they will combine in a tax-free, cash and stock transaction. The combined company, which will list on the New York Stock Exchange, will be an industry leading proppant and...

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Preferred Sells Bloomer Assets to Frontier Sand

Preferred Proppants LLC of Radnor, PA has announced that certain subsidiaries of Preferred have sold its Bloomer, WI sand plant, access to frac sand reserves through lease agreements and royalty rights, as well as corresponding facilities and equipment to Frontier Sand LLC for cash and future consideration. Michael O’Neill, Preferred’s CEO, said, “This sale, along...

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Oil-Dri Sees Strong Growth in Lightweight Scoopable Litter

Oil-Dri Corporation of America of Chicago, IL has reported net income of US$3.0 million on net sales of US$66.6 million for its first quarter, the three months ended October 31, 2017 compared with US$2.0 million on sales of US$66.6 million in the corresponding period of 2016. Daniel S Jaffee, Oil-Dri’s CEO, said, “We are pleased...

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