Albemarle Highlights Bromine-Based Solution for Fire Prevention

October 6, 2021


SAYTEX® 8010 Flame Retardant Offers Enhanced Fire Protection 
Without Compromising Health or the Environment

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2021 – As North America observes Fire Prevention Week and the importance of fire safety awareness, Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is proud to join the fight for a safer world with a flame-retardant solution that helps manufacturers meet fire safety standards, protecting lives and property.

Albemarle’s SAYTEX® 8010 product is used to improve the fire-retardant properties in a wide range of products, including electronics, electrical components, wire and cable, appliances, and vehicles. Consumers around the world depend on SAYTEX 8010 every day to protect their lives and property. 

With electronic devices and electrical equipment increasing in demand, a thermally stable flame retardant suited for high temperature applications is imperative. By reducing the risk of a fire starting or spreading, SAYTEX 8010 flame retardant is a critical, life-saving line of defense that decreases flammability and allows more time to escape in the event of a life-threatening fire.

“Adding fire resistant additives, such as SAYTEX 8010 bromine-based flame retardant, to products helps meet fire safety standards and prevent and slow the spread of fires. We are proud to offer this solution to manufacturers to make their products safer and protect lives and property,” said Matt Von Holle, vice president of Fire Safety Solutions for Albemarle’s Bromine business. “Our SAYTEX 8010 solution draws on years of experience and expertise in using advanced materials to create innovative products that address tough performance and fire safety challenges.”

SAYTEX 8010 has been widely studied, is safe when used as intended, and is acutely nontoxic, highly stable and recyclable. It has been widely deployed as a versatile flame retardant in products around the globe.

About Albemarle

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine, and refining catalysts. We think beyond business as usual to power the potential of companies in many of the world's largest and most critical industries, such as energy, electronics, and transportation. We actively pursue a sustainable approach to managing our diverse global footprint of world-class resources. In conjunction with our highly experienced and talented global teams, our deep-seated values, and our collaborative customer relationships, we create value-added and performance-based solutions that enable a safer and more sustainable future.

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