ATLANTA – Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corp., has announced a price increase for its industrial calcium carbonate products. The price increase does not apply to Huber’s food and USP calcium carbonate grades.

The increase is effective December 1, 2014, or as current contracts allow. Prices will increase an average of five to 10 percent depending on product grade and packaging.

While Huber continues to focus on minimizing the inflationary impact on its ground calcium carbonate business, cost increases in materials, packaging, freight, regulatory compliance, labor and capital investments necessitate the pricing adjustment.