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Rhodia (company)

Company nameRhodia S.A.
Company typeSociété Anonyme
HeadquartersLa Défense, France
Key peopleJean-Pierre Clamadieu (Chairman and CEO)
ProductsPolyamides, cellulose acetate tow, sulphuric acid, surfactants, polymers, phosphorus derivatives, silica, energy supply management
Revenue-5.226 billion (2010)
Operating income-602 million (2010)
Net income-259 million (2010)
Total assets-5.131 billion (end 2010)
Total equity(-) (-288 million) (end 2010)
Employees14,130 (end 2010)

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Rhodia is an international chemical company based in La Défense, France, a suburb of Paris. It is a leader in several specialty chemical markets. Its shares trade on the Euronext stock exchange and it has ADRs on the Pink Sheets. Rhodia was originally the chemicals division of Rhône-Poulenc until it was spun off into a separate company in 1998.

Rhodia develops specialty chemicals and new technologies for clients in the automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, consumer care and tires.

The firm agreed to be acquired by Belgian-based chemicals firm Solvay on 4 April 2011, in a deal valuing Rhodia at -3.4 billion.

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