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Tiny tech has big future

One of the top nanotechnology companies in the world is expanding its business in Hattiesburg.

Hybrid Plastics held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new advanced materials facility, with Gov. Haley Barbour and Sen. Thad Cochran among the guests.

Hybrid Plastics produces a variety of materials using nanotechnology. 

Officials say the facility is an asset to the Pine Belt and the state.

"It's one of the most exciting new developments in business activity in our state in a good while," Cochran says.

Cochran says Hybrid Plastics produces products used by our national defense system and space exploration program.

Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale especially to build microscopic devices.