Crompton says to cut production of 2 chemicals


NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Crompton Corp. plans to cut production by the end of the year of two chemicals that are used to make tires, citing the goal of improving profit at its rubber chemicals business, the company said on Friday. The Middlebury, Connecticut, chemicals maker will reduce production by 20,000 metric tons of Flexzone, which is used to prevent rubber from cracking, according to a press release. It will also reduce production of a Flexzone intermediate by 13,000 metric ...

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