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Albemarle Invests in 'Cleaner' Process

10:35 AM MDT | June 26, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

Albemarle says it will install a "cleaner" process for producing n-butyl ethyl magnesium (BEM), a material used in the manufacture of Ziegler-Natta catalysts, at its Pasadena, TX facility. Financial terms were not disclosed. The company expects the new process to be operational in the first quarter of 2009. The proprietary process, which recycles solvent waste for reuse, is expected to eliminate 80% of process-related waste. The process also converts residual solids to a material that can be disposed onsite. The Pasadena BEM project follows several...

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