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Rhodiasolv® IRIS, a new eco-friendly solvent, registered in Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China

Published on 2009-06-03. Author : SpecialChem

Paris (France); Cranbury NJ (USA) -- The new oxygenated solvent from Rhodia, Rhodiasolv® IRIS, has been registered in the European Community (compliant to REACH regulation), the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA), with the Australian, Japanese, South Korean authorities and on commercial list in China. The registration of this solvent enables Rhodia to produce, import and market Rhodiasolv® IRIS in Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan, South Korea and China.

"Rhodia developed Rhodiasolv® IRIS in order to respond to the strong demand from our customer for "green" product to improve the health, safety and environmental profile of their manufacturing process and products. The registration of Rhodiasolv® IRIS on product inventories around the world is a key to the successful commercial development of this product", Rhodia Business Development Director, Adrian Archer, states.

Rhodiasolv® IRIS is a new eco-friendly solvent used in numerous fields of application, such as industrial cleaning, paint stripping, paint and coating formulations, and foundry resins. It is low VOC, non-toxic, readily biodegradable and non-flammable, representing a sustainable alternative to a range of more traditional solvents.

Rhodiasolv® IRIS is the result of work carried out by Rhodia's Research & Development platform aimed at creating sustainable solvents capable of being technically high performing, efficient, non-toxic and eco-friendly. Rhodia recently began production of Rhodiasolv® IRIS in 2008 in order to support the increasing market demand for this type of solvent.

Rhodia offers a wide range of oxygenated solvents that are non-toxic and eco-friendly: Rhodiasolv® IRIS, Rhodiasolv® RPDE, Rhodiasolv® DEE, Rhodiasolv® DIB and Rhodiasolv® TEX10.

Rhodia

Rhodia is an international chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers' performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around six Enterprises, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. The Group employs around 14,500 people worldwide and generated sales of €4.8 billion in 2008. Rhodia is listed on Euronext Paris.

Rhodia Novecare

Rhodia Novecare,with a net sales of €971M is one of the six Group's Enterprises and provides high-performance products and solutions to a wide range of industries including cosmetics, detergents, agrochemicals and oil, as well as industrial applications. Thanks to a worldwide industrial footprint and global R&D and tech-support network, Rhodia Novecare holds leading positions in the surfactants, phosphorus derivatives, natural polymers, synthetic polymers and monomers technologies, and eco-friendly oxygenated solvents. Rhodia Novecare has developed particular expertise valuable to answer and anticipate customer's needs in protection, surface modification, rheology, active delivery, improvement of formulations and processes, environment and health respect.

Source: Rhodia


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