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Cytec Expanding Production of Acrylic Resins in North America

Published on 2006-10-16. Author : SpecialChem

West Paterson, NJ -- Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) announced the manufacturing start-up for select MACRYNAL® high solids acrylic polyols and VIACRYL® water-based acrylics at the company's Langley, South Carolina production facility. The capital investment made at the Langley Plant should shorten the supply chain process, and increase Cytec's ability to respond to customer needs in the Americas. This investment is consistent with the company's global strategy to expand its leading position in eco-friendly technologies, including low-VOC and HAPS-free products.

"The addition of the select MACRYNAL and VIACRYL products in the Americas is in response to the growing market needs for resins which can help companies meet the new VOC regulations," said Tom Kelly, Business Director-Liquid Coating Resins, Americas.

"The new regulations are forcing our customers to look for solutions which deliver higher coatings performance at lower VOC. By transferring the production of these successful low-VOC products to Langley, we can serve our customers better in the Americas, and expand our business into new markets," Kelly added.

EPA Qualification Helps Cytec Speed Eco-friendly Products to the Marketplace

Cytec was recently named as the first company to qualify for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Sustainable Futures program which includes approval for a shortened regulatory review process for certain new products. As a result, the EPA's Premanufacturing Notice review period for Cytec products assessed as low overall risk will be halved from the minimum of 90 days to only 45 days, thus increasing the speed at which eco-friendly products can reach the marketplace.

Corporate Profile

Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace, adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, chemical intermediates, inks, mining and plastics. We use our technology and application development expertise to create chemical and material solutions that are formulated to perform specific and important functions in the finished products of our customers.

Source: Cytec Industries Inc.

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