1. Jobs at stake at Solutia, but core business expected to stay | masslive

    Jobs at stake at Solutia, but core business expected to stay | masslive

    The self-adhesives business makes pressure-sensitive glues for things such as beer-bottle labels and medical products. Historically, it was part of Monsanto when it owned the 250-acre Indian Orchard chemical plant, Lahr said. Solutia spun off from Monsanto in 1997 and Solutia sold the adhesives business shortly before filing for bankruptcy protection in 2004. But even after the business was sold, about 50 Solutia employees did the production work for the adhesives at the Indian Orchard plant under agreement with Cytec Industries.

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