Hexion Specialty Chemicals says it plans to close its Clayton, U.K. plant and shift production of pressure-sensitive adhesives to its Sokolov, Czech Republic facility at the end of the first quarter of 2008. The Clayton plant also manufactures a line of foam control agents, which Hexion plans to divest. Hexion acquired the Clayton plant in 2006 through its acquisition of Rhodia's decorative coatings and adhesives business. Approximately 28 Clayton employees will be affected, some of whom will be considered for other jobs within Hexion. "The Clayton site is...
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