13 April 2011 17:28 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Rhodia has started up its €14m ($20m) cellulose acetate production unit at its Freiburg site in ?xml:namespace>
The Paris-based specialty chemicals company said the investment increases the competitiveness of its cellulose acetate production and ensures the future development of the
Rhodia did not disclose the capacity of the new unit. According to the ICIS plants and projects database, it produces 40,000 tonnes/year of cellulose acetate at its
"With this investment, Rhodia Acetow successfully completed its competitiveness programme and is now focusing on sustainable growth,” said Gerard Collette, president of Rhodia Acetow.
Rhodia added that it has reduced solvent losses at the
“Moreover, during the last decade, thanks to important investments, CO2 emissions at the plant have also been reduced by 23%,” the company said in a statement.
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