Huber Engineered Materials Announces Price Increase for Its Health and Nutrition Unit's Calcium Nutritional Products

    ATLANTA, December 12 /CNW/ - Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), part of
J.M. Huber Corporation, today announced a price increase for its Health and
Nutrition business unit's calcium nutritional product portfolio. These
products include HuberCal(R) calcium carbonate powder, calcium carbonate
granulations, oyster shell powder and oyster shell granulations.

    The increases will go into effect starting on Jan. 1, 2008, or as current
contracts allow. Prices will increase up to 12 percent - dependent upon the
product grade and form. Increases in energy, raw materials costs and rising
investments in meeting regulatory requirements cannot be offset by continuing
productivity improvements and production efficiencies, Huber officials said.

    Hubercal(R) is a registered trademark of J.M. Huber Corporation for
calcium carbonate.

    About Huber Engineered Materials

    Huber Engineered Materials develops engineered specialty ingredients that
enhance the performance, appeal and processing of a broad range of products
used in industrial, paper and consumer-based applications. Its inorganic
expertise has resulted in advancing the art in specialty silica and silicates,
alumina trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, kaolin clay, barium sulfate and
natural calcium carbonate.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Huber Engineered Materials has offices in 15
countries. For more information, see

    About J.M. Huber Corporation

    J.M. Huber Corporation, headquartered in Edison, NJ, is a diversified,
multinational supplier of engineered materials, natural resources and
technology-based services to customers spanning many industries from paper and
energy to plastics and construction. With announced sales exceeding $2
billion, J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest family-owned companies
in the United States. The company offers total solutions in inorganic
chemistry, engineered wood composites and other specialties. For more
information, see

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For further information: Huber Engineered Materials Keith Sorrell,

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