BROMSGROVE, England (Jan. 15, 2009)—PolymerLatex GmbH said it will close its Bromsgrove latex plant by March.
The facility produces carboxylated SBR latex and nitrile latex, the firm said. PolymerLatex will supply customers from plants in Marl, Germany, and Filago, Italy.
“These are rough times. We will mothball our Bromsgrove plant in order to reduce overall structural costs and leverage our German and Italian production facilities alternatively," said Dieter Hesterwerth, chief operating officer of PolymerLatex. “At the same time, I am sure that we will manage uninterrupted and competitive supply for our customers out of our Marl or Filago plants.”