Fourteen workers have been laid off with the shutdown of production of Solvay Advanced Polymers at the Port Bienville Industrial Park in Hancock County, Miss.
The company announced the decision Thursday.
The Hancock County plant manufactured PrimoSpire SRP, a polymer used in commercial aircraft, medical devices, electronics and defense-related applications.
Belgian-based Solvay Advanced Polymers says it will retain five researchers and transfer five employees to other locations.
Solvay acquired the plant when it bought Mississippi Polymer Technologies in 2006. At the time, the plant had 50 employees.
Solvay vice president Chris Wilson says the company has a sufficient supply on hand to serve customers for the time being.