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Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corp., recently announced that construction of its new dental silica plant is complete in the coastal city of Qingdao, China, in the Shandong province. The facility has produced its first test batches of dental silica and internal trials have been conducted of all dental silica products that will be produced at the facility.
“We are very excited that our Qingdao silica plant is operational, as the new facility significantly expands our global silica manufacturing footprint and is a critical part of our strategy to meet the needs of customers in this important region,” says Chuck Herak, vice president and general manager of Huber’s Silica business unit. “The state-of-the-art plant will operate under GMP standards and offer a complete portfolio of Huber’s Zeodent® dental silicas.”
The plant will produce over 40,000 metric tons of precipitated dental silica annually and enable Huber to more effectively serve its growing customer base in the Asia Pacific region. The Qingdao silica plant joins six other Huber global silica manufacturing locations: Havre de Grace, MD (U.S.); Etowah, TN (U.S.); Oostende, Belgium; Hamina, Finland; Uddevalla, Sweden; and Jhagadia, India.
For more information, visit www.hubermaterials.com.