Solvay division looking to diversify uses of nylon in South America

21 May 2013 22:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Although Rhodia gets 60% of its South American sales from the automotive industry, it is actively looking to diversify the sales and uses for its engineered plastics, an executive from the Solvay Group division said on Tuesday.

“We do have many other opportunities in South America to grow,” said Marcos Curti, director of engineering plastics for the Americas. He made his comments on the sidelines of the Feiplastic 2013 convention.

Curti pointed to Rhodia’s work with the electrical industry, oil and gas exploration, photovoltaic cells and even mining.

“They need to move goods they need up the forest,” he said, pointing out that engineered plastics such as nylon can replace metal in pumps, thus making them lighter and easier to ship.

Feiplastic continues through Friday.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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