Flexsys to close Welsh facility, exit market for three chemicals

ERJ staff report (DS)

Ruabon , Wales — Flexsys said it is to lose its rubber chemicals facility at Ruabon in Wales, with the loss of around 150 jobs. The factory will close this year, with the company exiting the site permanently by 2011.

Once Flexsys ceases its manufacturing operations at Ruabon, it will no longer participate in the market for the three product lines currently manufactured at that site: Santogard PVI pre-vulcanization inhibitors; Perkacit DPG, which is used as a secondary accelerator in the rubber vulcanization…

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