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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great Lakes Solutions, a Chemtura business (NYSE: CHMT), has reached an exciting milestone by initiating commercial production of Emerald™ 1000 at its El Dorado, Arkansas manufacturing facility. Emerald™ 1000 is a product of Great Lakes Solutions’ greener innovation strategy and is one of four new flame retardant products in the Emerald™ product line of high-performing, greener fire safety solutions.
Emerald™ 1000 is an effective replacement for Decabromodiphenyl oxide and Decabromodiphenyl ethane, which are used in a wide variety of applications such as consumer electronics, automotive, textile back coating and construction materials. It is designed to replace commonly used flame retardants in polyolefin and styrenic resin systems. This versatile, innovative flame retardant offers the advantages of ease of substitution in existing production technologies with minimal adjustments while maintaining comparable fire safety performance at similar load levels to other high-efficiency brominated flame retardants being used in these applications today.
“Since its introduction in October of 2010, Emerald™ 1000 has been evaluated by potential customers across the globe with very encouraging results. We expect to see rapid adoption of Emerald™ 1000 as customers convert existing applications to more sustainable solutions,” said Anne Noonan, Great Lakes Solutions President.
To learn more about Emerald™ 1000, please visit Speciality Chemicals online magazine to read a technical article, “A new, versatile flame retardant for olefinic & styrenic polymers.”
Also, please visit www.greatlakes.com to view or download the Emerald™ 1000 brochure.
Great Lakes Solutions
Great Lakes Solutions, a Chemtura business, is a global and innovative leader in safe and cost-efficient flame retardant products and solutions for use in applications such as electronic components, electrical enclosures and building products, including insulation and furniture foam. Great Lakes Solutions offers greener, high-performing solutions under the new Emerald™ product series that provide sustainable differentiation in the marketplace without sacrificing performance or quality. For more information about Great Lakes Solutions, Emerald™ 1000, or any of the Emerald™ series of sustainable flame retardants, please visit www.greatlakes.com.
Chemtura Corporation, with 2010 sales of $2.8 billion, is a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, agrochemicals and pool, spa and home care products. Additional information concerning Chemtura is available at www.chemtura.com.