(BATON ROUGE, La.) October 21, 2013 – Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, confirms today that it is sampling its GreenCrest™ polymeric fire safety solution from the commercial scale campaign to customers as scheduled.
GreenCrest is targeted for use in expanded (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) applications. The Company expects to commercialize GreenCrest before the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) sunset date in 2015.
Albemarle's flame retardant business is part of the Company's fire safety solutions within the Polymer Solutions business segment.
Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging, construction, automotive/transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food-safety and custom chemistry services. The Company is committed to global sustainability and is advancing its eco-practices and solutions in its three business segments, Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. Corporate Responsibility Magazine selected Albemarle to its prestigious “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for 2010, 2011 and 2013. Albemarle employs approximately 4,200 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle regularly posts information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings, and other information regarding the Company, its businesses and the markets we serve.
Albemarle Media Contact: Ashley Mendoza, (225) 388-7137, Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com
Albemarle Investor Relations Contact: Lorin Crenshaw, (225) 388-7322, Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com
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