ERJ staff report (RD)
Lyon, France -- Chemical company Rhodia officially opened its Technyl Innovation Center on 7 May -- a new development hub designed to develop new-generation materials, a 7 May company statement said.
Technyl is the trademark of Rhodia's polyamide-based engineering plastics. Polyamide is, amongst other things, used as fibre in tyre cord applications.
â€œPolyamide boasts significant innovation potential and its applications are highly promising,â€ said Rhodia ceo Jean-Pierre Clamadieu. â€œThis new center -- the centerpiece of our international research & development network -- will allow us to pursue innovation and profitable growth in full compliance with our commitment as a socially responsible chemical company,â€ he added.
The centre, which is attached to the Lyon Research & Technology Center within Rhodia's Saint-Fons Belle-Etoile facility, will house a team of nearly 50 specialists from various disciplines, the statement said.
â€œThe innovations derived from this center will find applications in a wide range of industries and markets: transport, electricity and electronics, construction and consumer goods. They will provide solutions to the technical, economic and environmental issues facing our customers, such as the reduction of CO2 emissions in motor vehicles, thermal insulation in High Environmental Quality buildings, or the recycling of composite materials,â€ Rhodia added.
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Press release from Rhodia