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Elementis and Croda to Close Plants in the U.K.

8:57 AM MDT | May 4, 2009

Elementis (London) says it will permanently close its chromium chemicals plant at Eaglescliffe, U.K. at the end of June, due to falling demand. The move will result in the loss of 138 jobs. The decision follows a strategic review that was announced last February, Elementis says. Eaglescliffe is Elementis’s only chrome chemical plant outside the U.S. The company’s other chrome chemical plants are at Corpus Christi, TX and Castle Hayne, NC. Elementis says it is the biggest supplier of chrome chemicals with sales of about £168 million/year ($247...

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