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Almatis is the world’s leading supplier of premium alumina for the refractory, ceramic and polishing industries. 

Through customer focus, supporting and enhancing our customers’ business with quality products, excellent local service and technical support Almatis works to raise customer satisfaction. 

In our efforts to continuously improve our sales and support services, Almatis is pleased to announce that we will begin our local sales operations of Almatis do Brasil on July 2, 2012. Our business headquarters in Campinas and our new warehouse at Osasco, São Paulo, allow us to move closer to our customers, to more responsively meet all of their specialty alumina needs. The new Almatis office will manage local Brazilian sales, customer service, logistics and direct importation of all the Almatis products, including calcined and reactive aluminas, tabular aluminas, cements, magnesia and alumina-rich spinels and all other special Almatis products. Our people will work to bring quality and consistency to our Brazilian customers in everything we do. “Almatis today celebrates bringing our 100 years of alumina expertise directly to the Brazilian refractory, ceramic and polishing industries. We aim to bring greater service levels with our new office, local sales and customer service team and finished goods inventories,” said Jose Martin, Commercial Director - Refractories, Americas. 

Almatis is committed to provide high quality specialty alumina products and leading edge services globally.




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Today, Almatis announces the sale of its specialty hydrate flame retardant business located in Bauxite, Arkansas to Huber Specialty Hydrates, LLC, a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation. For the past year, Almatis produced specialty hydrate products at its Bauxite, Arkansas facility under a tolling agreement exclusively for J.M. Huber Corporation.

"We are pleased that Huber has further enhanced its product portfolio with the Almatis Hydral® and SpaceRite® brands and will continue to service the customers of the specialty hydrate market" stated Taco Gerbranda, CEO of Almatis. "We are convinced that this transaction will forge a good future for our former employees who will play a key role in Huber's plans for growing the specialty hydrate business."

The Almatis Bauxite operations manager Dinesh Moorjani stated: "We welcome Huber to the Bauxite, Arkansas community and look forward to being good neighbors."

With this sale, Almatis’ Bauxite operation can now focus on the production of its strategic Tabular and Calcined Alumina product lines used in the refractory, ceramic, polishing and investment casting markets. Recent investments in the Bauxite operation that include capacity expansion and a new state-of-the-art application laboratory showcase Almatis’ continued commitment to our customers and the markets they serve.

Since 2004, Almatis has invested more than $150 million to support the growth of our core business with higher value alumina products in the refractory, ceramic and polishing markets in all regions around the world. Other recent strategic investments include a newly commissioned calcined alumina production facility in China, expanded tabular sizing capacity in Europe and application development laboratories in China and India.

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