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Ticona to Cut 100 Jobs

10:12 AM MDT | August 6, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Ticona, the engineering plastics subsidiary of Celanese, say it will stop producing polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyester polymers and lay off about 100 employees at its Shelby, NC plant by October 1 due to poor market conditions and declining demand. The company will close its polyester polymer unit and relocate its compounding unit to Florence, KY. Production of the company’s Vectra-brand liquid crystal polymers at Shelby will remain active, says...

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