Rhodia Increases Surfactant Capacity

Rhodia Inc. has announced improvements to its Blue Island, Illinois manufacturing plant. The project includes an upgraded reactor system and blending vessels that increase Rhodia's overall capacity for specialty surfactant products. Additional enhancements to the plant include an improved control system, increased product storage, and quality assurance, mechanical, environmental and safety upgrades.

"These enhancements will improve product quality and consistency, flexibility of operations, and improved service and delivery to our customers around the world," said Stewart Warburton, global business director for Rhodia's Novecare enterprise.

The Blue Island plant produces a range of surfactants, surfactant blends and structured liquid surfactants for the personal care and home care industries.
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