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Rhodia to end Technyl materials compounding in Canada

French plastics and chemicals firm Rhodia Group has announced plans to transfer its Mississauga, Ont. polyamide c...

May 25, 2009   Canadian Plastics

French plastics and chemicals firm Rhodia Group has announced plans to transfer its Mississauga, Ont. polyamide compounding to toll producer Alloy Polymers Inc. of Richmond, Va.

The move, which will be complete by the end of June, will eliminate fewer than a dozen jobs, Rhodia said.

According to the new agreement, Alloy Polymers will produce Rhodia’s various grades of Technyl 6 and 6.6 brands according to customer specifications.

“This new production template brings us geographically closer to our customers,” Rhodia North American nylon vice president Lucy Simek said in a May 20 news release. “It will allow us to serve them more efficiently and will provide a sound basis for growing our market presence as future economic conditions allow.”

Rhodia had produced nylon compounds in Mississauga since 1999 and had grown the business to about 20 million pounds of capacity. Its compounding there is part of a larger Rhodia facility that makes surfactants and silicone rubber products. Production of those items is unaffected by the nylon move.


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