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Lanxess Reduces Butyl Rubber Production

9:31 AM MST | January 26, 2009

Lanxess says it is reducing butyl rubber production at its Zwijndrecht, Belgium; and Sarnia, ON sites due to a decline in demand. The plants will operate at reduced capacity or be closed temporarily in the coming months, allowing for routine maintenance work, Lanxess says. About 360 employees will be affected. Flexible working time arrangements, such as reduced overtime and the use of annual vacation, will be implemented at Sarnia, and employees at Zwijndrecht will be put on part-time working, the company says. Lanxess announced recently that it would postpone...

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