Rhodia opens new silica factory, marks 30 years in China
Rhodia inaugurated on Wednesday a new high-performance silica plant as the French chemicals group marked the 30th anniversary of its presence in China.
The plant in Qingdao has a capacity to produce per year 72,000 tonnes of highly dispersible silica, which is used in the manufacturing of tyres that provide five to seven fuel economy, the company said in a statement.
The plant adds 30 percent to Rhodia's production capacity of highly dispersible silica.
The inauguration of the plant came as Rhodia marks 30 years of its presence in China, which accounts for 28 percent of its sales and 21 percent of its employees.
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