Great Lakes Announces Commercial Antioxidant Production Start-Up at Gulf Stabilizers Industries

No Dust Blends (Anox(TM) NDB) Now in Production



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Great Lakes Chemical Corporation

    INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
 (NYSE:   GLK) today announced that the company has started production of its No
 Dust Blend (NDB) line of antioxidants at Gulf Stabilizers Industries, Great
 Lakes' newly constructed antioxidant production facility in Al Jubail, Saudi
 Arabia.
     On April 9, 2001, Gulf Stabilizers Industries started production of the
 Great Lakes brand of Anox(TM)NDB No Dust Blend antioxidants. This range of
 products, manufactured by Gulf Stabilizers Industries, meet the same demanding
 specifications and use the same methods as those products produced by Great
 Lakes in five other manufacturing sites.  Raw materials are supplied by Great
 Lakes' approved suppliers.
     No Dust Blend technology enables multiple polymer additives to be
 incorporated in non-dusting physical forms, thereby removing the need for
 customers to import individual raw materials, which could subsequently reduce
 administrative burden and logistics costs.
     Gulf Stabilizers Industries is a joint venture between the A.H. Al Zamil
 Group, one of Saudi Arabia's leading industrial manufacturing companies, and
 Great Lakes Chemical Corporation.  Gulf Stabilizers Industries was formed in
 December 1999 in response to the growing demand in the Middle East for local
 raw material production and local support for the rapid expansion in
 polyolefin and other plastic manufacturing industries in the region.
     Great Lakes Chemical Corporation is the world's leading producer of
 various specialty chemicals for such applications as flame retardants, polymer
 stabilizers, fire extinguishants, water treatment, as well as a growing line
 of performance and fine chemicals for the life sciences industry. The stock of
 the company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information
 about Great Lakes please visit the company's web site at www.greatlakes.com .
 
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SOURCE Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
    INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
 (NYSE:   GLK) today announced that the company has started production of its No
 Dust Blend (NDB) line of antioxidants at Gulf Stabilizers Industries, Great
 Lakes' newly constructed antioxidant production facility in Al Jubail, Saudi
 Arabia.
     On April 9, 2001, Gulf Stabilizers Industries started production of the
 Great Lakes brand of Anox(TM)NDB No Dust Blend antioxidants. This range of
 products, manufactured by Gulf Stabilizers Industries, meet the same demanding
 specifications and use the same methods as those products produced by Great
 Lakes in five other manufacturing sites.  Raw materials are supplied by Great
 Lakes' approved suppliers.
     No Dust Blend technology enables multiple polymer additives to be
 incorporated in non-dusting physical forms, thereby removing the need for
 customers to import individual raw materials, which could subsequently reduce
 administrative burden and logistics costs.
     Gulf Stabilizers Industries is a joint venture between the A.H. Al Zamil
 Group, one of Saudi Arabia's leading industrial manufacturing companies, and
 Great Lakes Chemical Corporation.  Gulf Stabilizers Industries was formed in
 December 1999 in response to the growing demand in the Middle East for local
 raw material production and local support for the rapid expansion in
 polyolefin and other plastic manufacturing industries in the region.
     Great Lakes Chemical Corporation is the world's leading producer of
 various specialty chemicals for such applications as flame retardants, polymer
 stabilizers, fire extinguishants, water treatment, as well as a growing line
 of performance and fine chemicals for the life sciences industry. The stock of
 the company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information
 about Great Lakes please visit the company's web site at www.greatlakes.com .
 
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