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Chemtura Introduces More Efficient Firemaster(R) Flame Retardant Products.

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. -- Chemtura Corporation (Crompton/Great Lakes) has introduced Firemaster(R) 600 and Firemaster 602, two new flame retardants for flexible polyurethane foam that are approximately 10% more efficient than Firemaster 550 and Firemaster 552. Each of these new products exhibits outstanding scorch resistance, minimal effect upon foam processing, physical properties and cigarette smolder as well as a favorable environmental profile. Firemaster 602 is specifically recommended for mechanically cooled foams. Chemtura is a leading global manufacturer of flame retardants, which reduce or eliminate the flammability of a wide range of combustible materials.

Flexible polyurethane foams (FPF), which are used primarily as cushioning in furniture, mattress and automotive applications, generally incorporate flame retardant additives to achieve fire safety. In recent years, flame retardant standards for such products--e.g. the new Consumer Product Safety Commission standard for mattress flammability--have become increasingly more stringent. At the same time, society demands that flame retardants are environmentally responsible. Firemaster 600 and Firemaster 602 do both and represent the latest in our ongoing commitment to offer only those products meeting the highest of environmental and fire-safety standards to our customers.

"Chemtura has proven itself an adaptive, forward-looking company with respect to our flame retardant business, and we have responded to the needs of our customers by developing Firemaster 600 and Firemaster 602," said Anne Noonan, Chemtura's Vice President and General Manager Flame Retardants & Brominated Performance Products. "Both products significantly increase efficiency while maintaining the physical property performance, high scorch resistance and favorable environmental profile of the Firemaster 550 family of products."

Chemtura Corporation

Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CEM) was formed in July 2005 by the merger of Crompton Corporation and Great Lakes Corporation. Chemtura Corporation, with pro forma 2005 sales of $3.9 billion, is a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, crop protection and pool, spa and home care products. Additional information concerning Chemtura is available at www.chemtura.com.
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