Mineral fillers are commonly used to impart flame retardant properties to otherwise easily flammable compounds such as rubber, paints and plastics. Non-toxic, non-corrosive alumina trihydrate (ATH) and boehmite (AMH) halogen-free flame retardant and smoke suppressant fillers are two of the most widely used compounds for this purpose. TOR Minerals International is one of the leading manufacturers of synthetic mineral fillers. Headquartered in Corpus Christi in the US, the company has subsidiaries in Europe and Asia. In Europe, sales and production are managed through TP&T (TOR Processing & Trade) B.V. which is located in Hattem in the Netherlands.