The EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters of Albermarle's Lithium & Advanced Materials Business is based in Frankfurt am Main. The production plant is located in Langelsheim. Our sales offices keep close contact to our European customers.
The company launched its production of organolithiums in the early 1970s. Initially, butyllithium was used only in the production of synthetic rubber, but now its use has been extended to thermoplastics production. Today, the use of a broad range of organolithium compounds in the pharmaceutical industry is growing rapidly. Organic synthesis increasingly became the focus of our development in marketing, sales and R & D. Other lithium compounds, e.g. special lithium alkyls and lithium hydrides, were added and finally Albemarle became the first producer of lithium aluminum hydride anywhere in the world.