Cytec Industries Inc was incorporated as an independent public company in Delaware in December 1993. It is a specialty materials and chemicals company. Its products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace and industrial materials, mining and plastics. Its segments include Aerospace Materials, Industrial Materials, In Process Separation, and Additive Technologies. Its Aerospace Materials segment is a provider of technologically advanced materials for aerospace markets. Its product lines are Advanced composites, Structural and film adhesives, and Carbon fibers. It markets Aerospace Materials products and services directly to its customers using sales and technical support team. It is a supplier for military fixed wing programs, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-18 fighter jet programs, where advanced composites generally account for a higher percentage of structural weight. Advanced composites are exceptionally strong and lightweight materials (prepregs and resin infusion systems) it manufactures from high performance fibers (like carbon fiber) with epoxy, bismaleimide, phenolic, polyimide and other resins formulated or purchased by the Company. Structural and film adhesives are used for bonding and surfacing both metal and composite aircraft components. It also manufactures specialty adhesive forms for complex composites assemblies, such as honeycomb and sandwich structures and special surfacing films to provide aircraft lightning strike protection. It began construction on a new standard modulus carbon fiber line in South Carolina in early 2008. Its Industrial Materials segment provides Structural materials and Process materials. In Industrial Materials, it markets its products through a direct sales force for the structural materials and process materials product lines. Structural materials product line includes the development, manufacturing and supply of advanced composite materials for a diverse range of industries such as motorsports, automotive, defense, rail, tooling, recreation, alternative energy and other markets. Process materials product line includes the development, manufacture, and supply of vacuum bagging and other process materials to the composites industry and other markets, providing a wide range of materials and technical support to a growing number of international customers. Its In Process Separation segment provides Mining chemicals, and Phosphines. It markets In Process Separation chemicals through specialized sales and technical service staffs for each of its product lines. Mining chemicals product line is primarily used in applications to separate desired minerals from host ores. Phosphine specialties are utilized for a variety of applications. Its Additive Technologies segment provides Polymer additives, Specialty additives, and Formulated resins. It markets Additive Technologies chemicals through specialized sales and technical service staffs for each of its product lines. It is a supplier to the plastics industry of specialty additives which protect plastics from the ultraviolet radiation of sunlight and from oxidation, and sulfosuccinate surfactants, Docusate sodium, and PTZ phenothiazine. Formulated resins products include formulated high technology, specialty polyurethane and epoxy resin systems tailored to suit the individual needs of its customers. It competes with companies producing the same or similar products and, in some instances, with companies producing different products designed for the same uses. The Company has approximately 900 granted patents and 1,100 pending applications in various countries around the world. The Company is subject to various laws and regulations which impose stringent requirements for the control and abatement of pollutants and contaminants and the manufacture, transportation, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, pollutants and contaminants.