A chemical company in Wilton, Redcar has announced plans to axe 70 jobs.
Lotte Chemical UK said they will no longer make PTA, which is used to make soft drink bottles.
The company has been making PTA on Teesside since 1981. They will begin a period of consultation with their employees.
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