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Albemarle Introduces Higher Purity Decabromodiphenyl Ether Flame Retardant, SAYTEX® 102HP

Published on 2007-01-23. Author : SpecialChem

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB - News), the world leader in flame retardant solutions for polymers, has developed and is commercializing SAYTEX 102HP flame retardant, a new, high- assay form of decabromodiphenyl ether, or DecaBDE. Patent applications covering both the high-assay product and the processes for its manufacture are currently pending.

This new product is designed to help Albemarle customers and their downstream users meet the strictest interpretation of the European Union (EU) Restriction on the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and related EU Commission Decisions regarding the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs.

As part of its continued commitment to support the sustainable use of its products, Albemarle will work with its customers to maximize the efficient use of SAYTEX 102HP flame retardant while minimizing overall emissions to the environment.

Albemarle flame retardants help improve the fire safety of polymeric materials found in enclosures, circuit boards and connectors for electronic and electrical devices; comfort foam in furniture and automobiles; wire & cable; and roofing, rigid insulation foam, adhesives, coatings and other construction materials.

Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals for consumer electronics; petroleum and petrochemical processing; transportation and industrial products; pharmaceuticals; agricultural products; and construction and packaging materials. The Company operates in three business segments -- Polymer Additives, Catalysts and Fine Chemicals, and serves customers in approximately 100 countries.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Albemarle Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Source: Albemarle Corporation

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