Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures and sells specialty chemicals worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Lithium, Bromine Specialty Products and Catalysts.
The Lithium segment offers lithium compounds, including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium chloride and value-added lithium specialty products, as well as reagents such as butyllithium and lithium aluminum hydride for use in lithium batteries for consumer electronics and electric vehicles, high-performance lubricants, thermoplastic elastomers for automobile tires, rubber soles, plastic bottles, catalysts for chemical reactions, organic synthesis processes, biological, pharmaceutical and other markets. The segment also offers cesium products for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; zirconium, barium, and titanium products for various pyrotechnic applications; technical services such as the processing and use of reactive lithium products; and recycling services for lithium-containing byproducts.
The Bromine Specialties segment offers bromine and bromine-based solutions for fire protection, chemical synthesis, mercury control, water treatment, beef and poultry processing and other industrial applications, as well as oil and gas drilling and wells completion fluids; and tertiary amines, biocides, disinfectants and disinfectants.
The catalysts segment offers hydrotreatment catalysts and isomerization and alkylation catalysts; fluidized state catalysts and additives for catalytic cracking; and catalyst solutions that include metalorganic and polymeric materials.
The company serves the energy storage, oil refining, consumer electronics, construction, automaking, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, plant protection markets and customized chemical services. Albemarle Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.