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Rhodia Presented its Innovative Solutions for Low-VOC, Odorless & APE-free Coatings at MECS 2012

Published on 2012-03-14. Author : SpecialChem

DUBAI -- Rhodia, a member of Solvay group, and its distributor Orkila participated together in the Middle East Coating Show, March 12-14, in Dubai, UAE.

Rhodia presented its latest innovative solutions in low-VOC, odorless and APE-free coatings, including:

  • Sipomer® range of rheological control agents
    Rhodia's Sipomer® range enhances the performance of a variety of coatings across a broad range of rheological profiles. By combining experience in monomer synthesis and emulsion polymerization, Rhodia extends the available range of monomers for synthesis of thickeners. Rhodia also offers expertise in polymer synthesis to meet the toughest formulation challenges.


  • APE-free range
    Rhodia offers a wide range of APE-free products including Rhodasurf®, Abex® and Rhodapex®.


  • Rhodoline® WA range of wetting agents
    Rhodoline® WA provides fast-wetting properties and low-foaming benefits. The Rhodoline® WA range completes the existing Antarox® range, giving more formulation flexibility and better foam control.


  • Rhodoline® DF
    Rhodoline® DF is a new range of defoamers with longer storage stability than traditional defoamers. Rhodoline® defoamers are differentiated from traditional foamers because they do more than simply offset foam.

About Solvay

Solvay is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger player which is realizing over 90 percent of its sales in markets where it is among the top three global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving quality of life and its customers' performance in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels. Its companies employ about 30,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR 12.69 billion in sales (pro forma) in 2011.

About Rhodia

Rhodia Novecare,with net sales of about €1.6 billion in 2011, provides high-performance products and solutions to a wide range of industries including cosmetics, detergents, agrochemicals, oil & gas, as well as coating and industrial applications. Thanks to a worldwide industrial footprint and global R&D and tech-support network, Rhodia Novecare holds leading positions in surfactants, amines, phosphorus derivatives, natural & synthetic polymers and monomers technologies, and eco-friendly solvents-based formulations. Rhodia Novecare has developed particular expertise to answer and anticipate customer needs in protection, surface modification, rheology, active delivery, improvement of formulations and processes and sustainable solutions.

Source: Rhodia


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