Albemarle expanding production of mineral flame retardants

By Liz White, ERJ staff
Baton Rouge, Lousiana-Albemarle Corp. is expanding production of its mineral-based flame retardants, Martinal, a fine precipitated aluminum trihydrate (ATH) and Magnifin, a high-purity magnesium hydroxide. Both the products are used in a range of elastomeric parts, according to Albemarle.

As part of the expansion, Albemarle said it will turn a former zeolite plant at its Pasadena, Texas, site into a plant to make ATH, by 2006. The plant’s projected capacity is 25 kilotonnes, which Albemarle said boosts its global ATH production…

To read more,please login or register below.

This is the first step to more free
content, user offers, subscriptions
and more.
Log in here using the Email Address
and Password you signed up with