Rhodia opens new silica facilities in France

ERJ staff report (DS)

Collonges, France – The Rhodia silica operation of Solvay has opened an R&D unit and new manufacturing capacity in France. This investment follows a similar volume expansion last year in the US and the start-up in 2010 of a new plant in China. These three investments required in total EUR 74 million.

“Our worldwide highly dispersible silica production capacity now exceeds 400,000 tons,” commented Tom Benner, President of Solvay’s Silica Global Business Unit. “Demand for highly dispersible silica is pulled by a…

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