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Albemarle begins GreenCrest production for commercial qualifications



     Albemarle begins GreenCrest production for commercial qualifications

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., April 11, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame
retardants, announced today that it expects to begin the supply of its
GreenCrest™ polymeric fire safety solution for commercial qualification in
expanded (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam applications by midyear of
2013, as scheduled. Previously, Albemarle completed lab scale qualification to
the market with favorable results. Within 24 months of successful completion
of commercial qualification, Albemarle expects to have GreenCrest available
for commercial sale.  This follows an earlier announcement regarding the
expansion of the company's Orangeburg, SC plant for the production of
GreenCrest.

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Albemarle's flame retardant business is part of the Company's fire safety
solutions within the Polymer Solutions business segment.

About Albemarle
Albemarle® Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading
global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty
chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging,
construction, automotive/transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop protection,
food-safety and custom chemistry services. The Company is committed to global
sustainability and is advancing its eco-practices and solutions in its three
business segments, Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. Corporate
Responsibility Magazine selected Albemarle to its prestigious "100 Best
Corporate Citizens" list for 2010 and 2011.  Albemarle employs approximately
4,000 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle
regularly posts information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of
events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts,
Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings, and other information regarding the
Company, its businesses and the markets we serve.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: Statements in this press release regarding Albemarle Corporation's
business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that
involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained
in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K.

SOURCE Albemarle Corporation

Website: http://www.albemarle.com
Contact: Media Contact: Ashley Mendoza, (225) 388-7137,
Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com, Investor Relations Contact: Lorin Crenshaw,
(225) 388-7322, Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com
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