High precision CNC center to develop high-quality glass coolants

Chemetall, a global business unit of Albemarle (NYSE: ALB), has invested in a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining tool for the grinding, milling and drilling of glass.

The new CNC center enables the global surface treatment company to further develop and optimize their glass coolant technologies in order to meet the high demands of their automotive and architectural customers for increased productivity, faster production processes and excellent quality.The precision tolerances accomplished with the five-axe CNC machine are identical for all cutting or movement directions. This allows Chemetall to reproduce in the laboratory glass processing processes under industrial conditions. Different influences on the coolant technologies can be analyzed far more easily and the effects on the optical and mechanical surface and edge quality or the service life of the tool can be better measured. The company trusts that the investment will enhance their current glass processing portfolio and strengthen its global market position.

About Albemarle

Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a premier specialty chemicals company with leading positions in attractive end markets around the world. With a broad customer reach and diverse end markets, Albemarle develops, manufactures and markets technologically advanced and high value added products, including lithium and lithium compounds, bromine and bromine derivatives, catalysts and surface treatment chemistries used in a wide range of applications including consumer electronics, flame retardants, metal processing, plastics, contemporary and alternative transportation vehicles, refining, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction and custom chemistry services. Albemarle is focused on delivering differentiated, performance-based technologies that deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Albemarle employs approximately 6,900 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle regularly posts information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings and other information regarding Albemarle, its businesses and the markets it serves.

Chemetall Surface Treatment, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation, is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals with a focus on processes for the surface treatment of metals and plastics. To learn more, visit www.chemetall.com.

Contacts:

Investors:

Matt Juneau, 225-388-7322, Matt.Juneau@albemarle.com

Albemarle Media:

Ashley Mendoza, (225) 388-7137, Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com

North America:

Julia Murray

VP Global Marketing Communications

Phone: +1 908 508 2107

julia.murray@chemetall.com

Chemetall US, Inc.

675 Central Avenue

New Providence, NJ 07974

USA

Europe, South America, South Africa

Sandra Zirm

Global Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: +49 69 7165 2308

sandra.zirm@chemetall.com

PR@chemetall.com

Chemetall GmbH

Trakehner Str. 3

D-60487 Frankfurt a. Main

Germany

Asia Pacific

Maggie Zhou

Global Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: +86 21 581 209 296 105

zhouhan@chemetall.com.cn

Shanghai Chemetall Co.

Building 1, 316 Kang Hua Road

Kang Qiao Industrial Zone

PRC-201315 Shanghai

China

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