Huber Engineered Materials formally celebrated the official opening of its Qingdao silica plant with a special ceremony on Sept. 2.
Marked by a day of festive
activities, blue skies, sunshine and an enthusiastic guest list of more than
200, Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of the J.M. Huber Corp.,
formally celebrated the official opening of its Qingdao silica plant with a special ceremony
Sept. 2. The newly constructed manufacturing facility that is producing Huber
dental silicas is located in the coastal city of Qingdao,
China, in the Shandong province.
The opening ceremony’s
festivities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches given by Qingdao dignitaries and
Huber officials. Keynote addresses were delivered by Benjamin Fitzpatrick, who
serves on Huber’s Board of Directors, and Ma Weigang, vice director of the
Qingdao Development Zone (QDZ) government administrative committee.
A number of special guests were
invited to the celebration, including Qingdao
governmental officials and Huber’s national and international dental silica
customers. The opening ceremony was
followed by plant tours that allowed guests to get an up-close look at the
equipment and processes used in silica production. In addition to the opening ceremony event,
Huber hosted a technical seminar that focused on the performance
characteristics of the complete portfolio of Huber’s Zeodent®dental silicas, which
are produced at Qingdao.
The Qingdao 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.
For more information, visitwww.hubermaterials.com.