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National Starch Expands Specialty Polymer Site

November 3, 2006

National Starch and Chemical Company hosted customers and local dignitaries to mark the official opening of its expanded adhesives, synthetic polymers and electronic materials manufacturing facilities at its Salisbury, NC plant.
National’s multimillion-dollar investment in the new facility will accelerate the company’s efforts to supply high-quality, innovative adhesives to the pressure sensitive and transdermal markets, specialty polymers to the hair care and skin care markets.
The new facilities add more than 10,000 sq. ft. of production area to the existing Salisbury manufacturing site and more than 30 new employees have been hired to support the company’s expanded manufacturing capabilities.
The investment in the personal care polymers business at Salisbury employs new technology that strengthens National’s specialty polymer manufacturing and supply chain capability in order to satisfy growing global demand in hair styling, skin care and sun care applications. More info: www.nationalstarch.com.

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