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Electronics, Europe still drag on demand

6:19 AM MST | December 13, 2013 | —Vincent Valk

Weak demands from the electronics sector and the construction industry in Europe continue to hinder demand for brominated flame retardants, producers say. Chemtura “did not see any material sequential improvements in volumes or sale prices for flame retardants using electronics and insulation foam applications” during the third-quarter, chairman and CEO Craig Rogerson told investors during the company’s most recent earnings call. Albemarle also “continues to see sluggish trends within the electronics and insulation end markets” for...

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