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Albemarle and ICL to form polymeric flame retardants JV

4:16 AM MDT | August 29, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Albemarle and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture to produce ICL's FR-122P polymeric flame retardant and Albemarle's GreenCrest polymeric flame retardant. These flame retardants are designed to replace hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). HBCD has been the leading flame retardant used in expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam applications but is being phased out in the European Union, Japan, and other countries, Albemarle...

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