Effingham, Georgia – Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT), a French producer of rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin, has held a ground-breaking ceremony on its new industrial site, in the Effingham County Industrial Park, Georgia.
Based in Landes in southwest France, DRT specialises in pine chemistry and utilises primarily turpentine from pine trees, to produce a range of products including ingredients for perfumes, resins used in, rubber, adhesives and chewing gum, and many others.
The new facility will be the company’s first US production facility which will be operated by a subsidiary, called DRT America LLC.
The company said the new unit would enable it to meet growing demand in the US and operate closer to supply sources.
The new production unit will enable DRT to distil sulfate turpentine sourced locally in the US, helping to free up capacity at its French plant at Vielle-Saint-Girons.
The ground-breaking took place on 5 April and the plant is scheduled to start operating during the first half of 2017.