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Flexsys Restarts Idled Sulfur Plant

Citing improved demand, Flexsys announced yesterday that it plans to restart an idled insoluble sulfur plant in Monongahela, Pennsylvania in early November. The plant was idled in June 2009.

The text of the press release follows:

ST. LOUIS October 14, 2009 – Solutia Inc. (NYSE:SOA) has recently announced its plans to reopen its Monongahela, Pennsylvania, manufacturing site by early November.

“Demand for Crystex insoluble sulfur has improved significantly since the first quarter of 2009,” said Greta Senn, vice president of Crystex. “We look forward to welcoming back our employees and serving our customers. Restarting the plant will continue to ensure a steady and reliable supply of insoluble sulfur to our tire customers worldwide.”

Solutia’s Monongahela plant was temporarily idled in June 2009.

Solutia is the world’s leading producer of chemicals for the rubber and tire industry. Crystex insoluble sulfur prevents sulfur migration and is critical for the manufacture of quality radial tires.

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