Solvay increase global derivatized guar capacity by 40 pc

Solvay to increase global derivatized guar capacity by 40 pc

10:11 AM, 11th February 2013
Solvay to increase global derivatized guar capacity by 40 pc
Emmanuel Butstraen, President, Solvay Novecare.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay has finalized plans to increase its global derivatized guar production by 40 per cent with the completion of recent expansions in the US and China. Derivatized guar is a polymer produced from a bean grown mainly in India. Its inherent natural properties make it an ideal bio-based solution for applications in the oil and gas industry as a gelling agent, in hair care as a conditioner, and in agrochemicals as an anti-drift formulation.

The expanded Vernon, Texas US derivatized guar facility will serve Solvay’s customers in the dynamic North American oil and gas market. The increased capacity at Solvay’s Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China site will help its home and personal care customers meet growing regional demand for high-end hair care products. With a third facility in Melle, France, Solvay is the only guar supplier with production capabilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

“These expansions represent a significant step in the execution of our 2016 growth ambition. They enhance our leadership position and will support the growth plans of our customers and their innovation needs. With our expansion investments, global footprint and security of supply, we are uniquely positioned to be the preferred provider for our customers,” said Emmanuel Butstraen, President, Solvay Novecare.

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