Courtaulds promises Tencel profits

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Courtaulds promises Tencel profits

Shares in Courtaulds rose 15p to 418p after the chemicals company promised shareholders a move into profits for the group's new silk-like fibre Tencel in the year to March. Good news from the Tencel operation outweighed continuing gloomy news from the acrylics and viscose businesses where, despite raw materials returning to more normal price levels, demand remains weak. Thanks to rapid growth in demand for Tencel, Courtaulds has decided to accelerate investment plans for a third plant at Grimsby. That site comes on-stream in mid 1997 and is expected to be fully operational early in 1998.

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