Baton Rouge, Louisiana-Albemarle Corp., a supplier of flame retardants, will increase the base price of its Saytex BT-93W and Saytex BT-93 (ethylenebistetrabromophthalimide) by 25 percent on all global shipments on or after 1 Jan 2011, or as contracts allow.
For other Saytex FRs, Albemarle has announced the following global price increases by 1 Jan 2011.
•Saytex 102E (decabromodiphenyl oxide) by $1.50/kg
•Saytex 4010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.70/kg
•Saytex 8010 (decabromodiphenyl ethane) by $0.70/kg
•Saytex HP-900 (P)/(G) (hexabromocyclododecane) by $0.50/kg
Albemarle's brominated flame retardants are part of the company's fire safety solutions within the polymer solutions business segment.
Albemarle is also increasing prices globally for its Martinal LE flame retardant grades by 25 percent and Martinal LEO FR grades by 20 percent, for shipments beginning 1 Jan 2011 or as contracts allow.