Huber Engineered Materials recently announced the launch of a new packaging concept implemented at its precipitated amorphous silica production facility in Havre de Grace, Md. The new packaging system replaces paper bags with a conversion to more robust polyethylene bags. The improved bags reportedly offer stronger tensile strength, minimization of nuisance dust, and greater control of moisture to maintain the integrity of the material inside.

“Our investment in this area is in direct response to increasing customer and regulatory needs for stronger and more secure packaging,” said Jon Fecteau, global director of product management, silica business unit. “Not only do the polyethylene bags offer superior performance, they also provide increased printing and labeling options. We are pleased to be able to provide this best in market option for many of our high quality silica products.”

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