Albemarle expands FCC product portfolio by launching new Granite™ technology

Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it is launching a new technology for the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst market called Granite™.   

The Granite™ technology platform is based on a novel matrix/binder system, which expands the catalyst formulation window and enables refiners to maximize their profitability through better bottoms upgrading, improved coke selectivity, and higher zeolite stability while achieving targeted product yields. The first catalyst product lines under the Granite™ technology platform are Peak™, Everest™ and Denali™. 

The Granite™ technology reinforces Albemarle's long-standing leadership in the FCC market and offers new options for customers, whether they focus on fuel or petrochemical production. Dave Clary, vice president of FCC, stated "Albemarle is proud to offer new technologies that give our customers operational flexibility and improved performance.  We are committed to developing superior catalyst solutions which our customers can use to meet their toughest challenges."

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