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Monsanto Chemicals (Factories)

Volume 530: debated on Monday 19 July 1954

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54.

asked the President of the Board of Trade what information he has to give about the new industry which Monsanto Chemicals Limited are contemplating setting up in the Wrexham area, in view of the fact that the firm will be experimenting in the manufacture of materials for plastics which otherwise have to be imported from dollar countries.

I understand that this company intend to expand their activities by erecting plants to manufacture maleic anhydride and styrene butadiene resins, appreciable quantities of which are at present imported from the dollar area. The maleic anhydride plant will be constructed at the company's factory at Ruabon: the location of the other plant has not yet been decided.