Albemarle Corp. engages in the development, manufacture and marketing of chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging, construction, transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop production, food-safety and custom chemistry services. It operates through three segments Performance Chemicals, Refining Solutions and Chemetall Surface Treatment. The Performance Chemicals segment includes lithium, aluminum alkyls and derivative catalysts businesses. The Refining Solutions segment consist of the heavy oil upgrading and clean fuels technologies businesses delivering a portfolio of catalyst solutions that apply to the entire refinery process. The Chemetall Surface Treatment segment supplies specialty chemicals with a focus on processes for the surface treatment of metals and plastics. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.