01 February 2008 16:02 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Lanxess will permanently close its acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) plant in Sarnia, Ontario, in the second quarter, shedding 270 jobs, due to high energy and raw materials costs in Canada, the German producer said on Friday.
NBR production will be taken over by Lanxess' French site near Strasbourg and North American customers would be supplied from there, it said in a statement.
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In 2006, Dow Chemical announced the closure of all its manufacturing facilities at the
Ontario has suffered a series of plant closures and job losses in the manufacturing sector, including chemicals and plastics, in recent years, with producers citing high energy costs and the strong Canadian dollar.
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