Work is now underway on the new £65 million European Adhesive Resin Facility for Cytec Industries Inc that is proposed to create around 50 new highly-skilled jobs in Wrexham.

The new facility, which is opposite its existing manufacturing plant on Wrexham Industrial Estate, will primarily supply its EU and Asia-Pacific customers and meet the growing worldwide demand for its products.

At a ground breaking and tree planting event this week to mark the start of work, Economy Minister Edwina Hart thanked all parties, including Cytec and the local authority, for working in partnership to make the project happen in Wales.

The Minister said: “This is a major investment by Cytec and great news for Wrexham and for Wales and a good example of how innovative solutions can be found to encourage inward investment into Wales, to develop and sustain manufacturing and technical jobs.”

Aerospace materials president, Bill Wood, from Cytec said: “Our investments in adhesive resin materials are a clear demonstration of our commitment to the industry’s growth and its need for optimized production and supply capacity.”

Cytec Aerospace Materials supplies composite materials for the commercial and military aerospace markets, manufacturing advance material solutions for unique and demanding aerospace applications including primary and secondary structures, interiors, engines and nacelles.

Wrexham is the main location for Cytec Aerospace Materials European technical service and development team and its European customer service. The new facility will supply advanced adhesive materials to the largest OEMs in the aerospace industry.