Albemarle begins GreenCrest production for commercial qualifications

Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:03pm EDT

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BATON ROUGE, La.,  April 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame
retardants, announced today that it expects to begin the supply of its
GreenCrest polymeric fire safety solution for commercial qualification in
expanded (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam applications by midyear of
2013, as scheduled. Previously, Albemarle completed lab scale qualification to
the market with favorable results. Within 24 months of successful completion of
commercial qualification, Albemarle expects to have GreenCrest available for
commercial sale.  This follows an earlier announcement regarding the expansion
of the company's  Orangeburg, SC plant for the production of GreenCrest.  

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Albemarle's flame retardant business is part of the Company's  fire safety
solutions  within the  Polymer Solutions  business segment.

About Albemarle  
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 and 2011.  Albemarle employs approximately
4,000 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle
regularly posts information to, 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.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: Statements in this press release regarding Albemarle Corporation's
business that 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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