Rhodia to build an upstream silica facility in China

Paris – Rhodia is to build to build a joint-venture sodium silicate plant at Qingdao, China. The facility with a capacity of 220,000 tonnes is scheduled to come on-stream in the first quarter of 2008. it will be built through a a joint venture agreement with Qingdao Haiwan Group and Qingdao Dongyue Sodium Silicate Company, said Rhodia.

Sodium silicate is an intermediate for precipitated silica manufacturing. The new facility will supply Rhodia’s Asian silica manufacturing plants in Qingdao, China and Incheon, South Korea, all…

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