Rhodia increases polymer production capacity in Germany

11 April 2011 17:52  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Specialty chemicals manufacturer Rhodia has completed the debottlenecking of its polymer production facilities in Freiburg, Germany, increasing capacity by 50%, the company said on Monday.

Paris-headquartered Rhodia said the debottlenecking, which started at the end of February, had strengthened the group’s position as a major producer of polymers in Europe. It did not disclose the plant’s current production capacity.

“This capacity expansion is part of our continuous efforts to develop our industrial footprint,” Christophe Bertrand, industrial director of Rhodia’s polyamide and intermediates unit, said.

“It delivers a 50% increase in available capacity to seize new market opportunities and reinforce our customers’ success,” he added.

Martin Laudenbach, president of the polyamide and intermediates unit, said: “The capacity extension of our industrial unit of Freiburg enhances our capability to be a reliable partner for our customers in Europe, especially in the textile industry.”

Laudenbach added that it was an important step in Rhodia’s strategy to continue to strengthen its competitiveness and market position.

According to the ICIS plants and projects database, Rhodia produces 40,000 tonnes/year of cellulose acetate at its Freiburg plant.

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By: Franco Capaldo
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