Chemtura

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Chemtura Corporation
TypePublic
Traded asNYSECHMT
Industrychemicals, manufacturing
Founded2005, Merger between Great Lakes Chemical and Crompton
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleCraig A. Rogerson (Chairman, CEO & President)
Employees4,400 (2012)
WebsiteChemtura.com
 
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Chemtura Corporation
TypePublic
Traded asNYSECHMT
Industrychemicals, manufacturing
Founded2005, Merger between Great Lakes Chemical and Crompton
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleCraig A. Rogerson (Chairman, CEO & President)
Employees4,400 (2012)
WebsiteChemtura.com

Chemtura Corporation is a marketer of specialty chemicals, polymer products, and processing equipment for a variety of industries. The company formed in 2005 from the merger of two other corporations: Great Lakes Chemical Corporation of West Lafayette, Indiana, and Crompton Corporation of Middlebury, Connecticut. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Chemtura had sales of USD $3 billion in 2011.[1]

Chemtura Corporation is a global specialty chemicals company with positions in diversified markets, including transportation, electronics and energy, and agriculture.

With headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Chemtura Corporation manufactures products at 31 sites in 14 countries and sells products in over 100 countries. It has approximately 4,400 employees in research, manufacturing, sales and administrative facilities in every major market of the world, with regional headquarters and shared service centers in São Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; Middlebury, Connecticut, USA; and Manchester, United Kingdom/Frauenfeld, Switzerland.

Chemtura Corporation is the successor to Crompton & Knowles Corporation, which was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1900 and engaged in the manufacture and sale of specialty chemicals beginning in 1954. Crompton & Knowles traces its roots to Crompton Loom Works, incorporated in the 1840s. Crompton & Knowles expanded the specialty chemical business through acquisitions in the United States and Europe, including the 1996 acquisition of Uniroyal Chemical Company, the 1999 merger with Witco Corporation, and the acquisition of Great Lakes Chemical Corporation in 2005, at which time it became Chemtura Corporation.


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