Albemarle Corporation (Albemarle) is a specialty chemicals company. The Company develops, manufactures and markets value added products, including lithium and lithium compounds, bromine and derivatives, catalysts and surface treatment chemistries used in range of applications, including consumer electronics, flame retardants, metal processing, plastics, contemporary and alternative transportation vehicles, refining, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction and custom chemistry services. The Company operates in three segments: Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. The Polymer Solutions segment consists of two product market categories: flame retardants and stabilizers and curatives. The Catalysts segment includes two businesses: Clean Fuels Technologies (CFT) and Heavy Oil Upgrading (HOU). Fine Chemistry segment consists of two categories: performance chemicals, and fine chemistry services and intermediates.