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Chemtura

Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT) is a publicly traded specialty chemical company, which operates in a variety of end-use markets, including automotive, transportation, construction, packaging, agriculture, lubricants, plastics for durable and non-durable goods.

Website: http://www.chemtura.com

Company Description

Chemtura Corporation, with 2007 revenues of $3.7 billion, was formed in 2005 from the merger of Crompton Corporation and Great Lakes Chemical Corporation. Predecessors include Crompton & Knowles Corporation, Uniroyal Chemical Corporation, Hatco, and Witco Corporation.

Product lines include

Agricultural Chemicals: fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, plant growth regulators and seed enhancement products

Flame retardants based on bromine and phosphorus compounds.

Synthetic lubricants and base stocks including polyalphaolefins and polyol esters.

Organometallic compounds used mostly for polymer processing including Ziegler-Natta catalysts for polyolefins, tin compounds for ester processing, as well as specialty aluminum alkyls.

Urethane Elastomers for synthetic rubber.

In 2014, Chemtura announced the sale of its Agricultural Chemicals unit to Platform Specialty Products. The Wall Street Journal reported that the company plans to focus on industrial chemicals such as fumigants and lubricants.


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