Rhodia Solvay, part of the Solvay Group, is a 6.5 billion turnover specialty chemical company. Rhodia is a active worldwide company with more than 65 production sites.
Rhodia Solvay was founded on January 1, 1998 as a result of the of the reorganization of the chemicals, fibers and polymers activities of French company Rhône-Poulenc.
In the next ten years, Rhodia's profile changed considerably, making several important acquisitions and refocusing on leadership positions in key high growth markets including mild surfactants, phosphorus chemicals, high-performance silica, rare earth-based formulations and diphenols. Rhodia Solvay is also number two in polyamides and the number three producer of Cellulose Acetate tow.
In 2011, Rhodia was acquired by the Solvay Group.
Rhodia Solvay activities are split between 11 business units:
- Aroma performance
- Eco Services
- Energy Services
- Engineering Plastics
- Polyamide and intermediates
- Rare earth systems
Rhodia Engineering Polymers is a part of the Rhodia Solvay Group. Rhodia Engineering Polymers is the second largest producer of polyamide 6.6 and polyamide 6.6 based polymers.
Rhodia Engineering Polymers is also fully integrated for the production of monomers used for the production of polyamide 6.6
Leading brands of Rhodia Engineering Polymers are:
- Technyl A: Polyamide 6.6
- Technyl B: Polymaide 6/66
- Technyl C: Polyamide 6
- Technyl Star: Polyamide 6.6 and 6 with high flow ability
- Technyl eXten: Polyamide 6.10
Partially bio-sourced and targeted for high-tech applications in the automotive industry, production of Technyl® eXten has been started in 2010 to help reducing environmental footprint of industry.
Rhodia Engineering Polymers has a very wide product offering specially designed for the Automotive, Electric and Electronics, Packaging, Sport and Leisure industries. Rhodia Engineering polymers has also a strong expertise in application development for the recycling of industrial and post consumer engineering plastics.