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As an international chemical group, Solvay assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions

A balanced geographic presence
A balanced geographic presence

As an international chemical group, Solvay assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group is firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and operational excellence. Solvay serves diversified markets, generating 90% of its turnover in activities where it is one of the top three worldwide. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated 12.4 billion euros in net sales in 2012.

Rhodia in USA

Rhodia traces its history in the USA to the early 1900's when its predecessor company, Rhône-Poulenc of France, built a chemical production facility in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Rhodia traces its history in the USA to the early 1900's when its predecessor company, Rhône-Poulenc of France, built a chemical production facility in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Following decades of organic growth, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, Rhodia now operates 18 sites across the USA. The city of Bristol, Pennsylvania, is home to one of the company’s five global R&D centers.

A wide range of businesses in the USA contribute to the development, manufacture and marketing of the innovative products and services that make Rhodia one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies.

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James Harton, President Rhodia Inc.

"Rhodia and its predecessors have been a part of the North American chemical industry for over 100 years."