NANJING, China (March 16) — Albemarle Corp. held a grand opening for its new technical center in Nanjing and began to build a phosphorus flame retardant plant at the firm's first wholly owned site in China.
The technical center contains polymer and flammability testing laboratories and offices for Albemarle's Asia Pacific customer technical service team. It may also act as a new product development center for polyurethane foam flame retardants.
Albemarle also began construction of its flame retardant plant on the 16.5-acre site in Nanjing. The facility is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of this year.