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Albemarle ratchets up bromine prices by 30%

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015

Increases will not affect oilfield clear brine solutions; rise likely driven by struggling flame retardant profitability.

Speciality chemicals group Albemarle Corp. is to increase the price of elemental bromine and bromine derivatives by 30%.

The Baton Rouge, US-based company said late yesterday that the rises would take effect immediately, or as contracts allow. It also said that clear brine...

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