Chemtura discontinue HBCD flame retardants production in US

Chemtura to discontinue HBCD flame retardants production in US

11:59 AM, 15th October 2015
Chemtura to discontinue HBCD flame retardants production in US

PHILADELPHIA, US: Chemtura Corporation said it will exit from the manufacture and sale of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)-based flame retardant products.

Chemtura will permanently discontinue production of HBCD-based flame retardants during, or prior to,the fourth quarter of 2015. Sales of HBCD will continue until inventories are depleted.

Increasing regulatory restrictions on the use of HBCD-based flame retardants and the commercial development of a viable and “greener” alternative, Chemtura’s Emerald Innovation 3000 flame retardant, have resulted in an unsustainable commercialenvironment for HBCD.

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