Albemarle to Increase Prices of SAYTEX® RB-49 and SAYTEX® 8010 Brominated Flame Retardants

Jun 03, 2010, 16:07 ET from Albemarle Corporation

BATON ROUGE, La., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it will increase the base prices on select SAYTEX® brominated flame retardants on or after July 1, 2010, or as contracts allow:

  • SAYTEX® RB-49 (tetrabromophthalic anhydride) by $0.65/kg globally
  • SAYTEX® 8010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.60/kg on all Asia shipments

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 Chemicals. Corporate Responsibility Magazine recently selected Albemarle to its prestigious "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2010.  Albemarle employs approximately 4,000 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. To learn more, visit

"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.

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