National Adhesives, a unit of National Starch and Chemical Co., has announced plans to boost its supply of transdermal-grade adhesives to the global market with a new manufacturing facility in Salisbury, NC. The new facility will be built alongside the existing Salisbury manufacturing site. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2005, with production beginning in 2006. National's multimillion-dollar investment in the new facility will accelerate the company's efforts to supply pressure-sensitive solution acrylic and solution rubber adhesives used in transdermal drug delivery systems. The facility will provide national flexibility to support the market's changing demands and better position the company to offer its customers the innovative products they need in an increasingly competitive marketplace.