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2010-06-03 15:07:00

BATON ROUGE, La., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it will increase the base prices on select SAYTEX® brominated flame retardants on or after July 1, 2010, or as contracts allow: SAYTEX® RB-49 (tetrabromophthalic anhydride) by $0.65/kg globally SAYTEX® 8010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.60/kg on all Asia shipments About Albemarle Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton...

2010-05-17 15:07:00

BATON ROUGE, La., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it will increase prices of SAYTEX® 4010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.60/kg and SAYTEX® 102E (decabromodiphenyl oxide) by $1.00/kg on shipments on or after July 1, 2010, or as contracts allow. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) About Albemarle Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a...

2010-03-02 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it will increase prices of SAYTEX flame retardants on shipments after April 1, 2010, or as contracts allow at the following rates: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) SAYTEX HP-3010 (Brominated polystyrene) - 10% SAYTEX HP-5010 (Brominated polystyrene) - 10% SAYTEX 8010...

2010-01-26 15:14:55

Berkeley "“ Women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a type of flame retardant commonly found in household consumer products, took longer to become pregnant compared with women who have lower PBDE levels, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The study, to be published Jan. 26 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found that each 10-fold increase in the blood concentration of four PBDE chemicals was linked to a 30 percent...

2010-01-19 19:17:13

Prenatal exposure to ambient levels of flame retardant compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects in young children, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The study is online in Environmental Health Perspectives and will be released in the April 2010 print issue. PBDEs are endocrine-disrupting chemicals and widely...

2009-12-18 08:00:00

BEER SHEVA, Israel, December 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICL Industrial Products ("ICL-IP"), a subsidiary of ICL Ltd. (TASE:ICL), today reported that it has begun a program designed to accelerate the market's transition to sustainable flame retardant solutions. The program is comprised of two components: 1) the acceleration of ICL-IP's development of next-generation, polymeric flame retardants; and 2) a three-year phase-out (with extension of 1 year for essential uses) of...

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2009-12-07 10:50:32

Even the snow on Aconcagua Mountain in the Andes is polluted with PCBs. An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America's highest mountain. The snow samples taken at an altitude of 6200 meters are among the highest traces found anywhere in the world of these substances, which have been banned since 2001. In particular, the samples contained more persistent compounds like hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 138)...

2009-11-30 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, will increase the price of SAYTEX® HP-900 flame retardant by 20%, effective Jan 1, 2010, or as its contracts allow. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) About Albemarle Corporation Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer,...

2009-11-18 11:50:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Flame Retardant Chemicals - A World Market Review http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164407/Flame-Retardant-Chemicals---A-World-Market-Review.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The world flame retardant chemicals market is driven by innovation in flame retardant chemistries, and widespread product application of plastics. New...

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2009-10-14 15:28:16

Researchers have reported that the melting Alpine glaciers are letting off harmful pollutants once captured by the ice, which could result in a "dire environmental impact" for the region. In a study of sediment from an Alpine lake, Swiss researchers found trace amounts of now banned chemicals such as dioxins and pesticides like DDT. "We can confirm with the help of these layers that, in the 1960s and 1970s, POPs (Persistant Organic Pollutants) were produced in great quantities and were also...