Company: Huber Engineered Materials
Packaging Snapshot: Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, announced the launch of a new packaging concept implemented at its Havre de Grace, Maryland (U.S.), precipitated amorphous silica production facility. The multi-million dollar packaging system replaces paper bags with a conversion to more robust polyethylene bags. The improved bags offer stronger tensile strength, minimization of nuisance dust and greater control of moisture to maintain the integrity of the material inside. Elimination of trapped air within each bag yields excellent stacking for more stable pallets during shipment, unloading, and warehousing. The new packaging is also easily recyclable which is integral to Huber’s commitment to sustainability.
The new packaging platform is being introduced systematically across the globe with equipment in place for select production facilities in the European and Americas regions, with the intention to introduce in Asia in 2017.