SEOUL, Korea - Rhodia announced the start of production for the company's Rhodiasolv RPDE solvent at the Yangsan, Korea, plant operated by DongAh Chemical Co. Ltd. The startup is the result of a partnership agreement signed by the companies in 2003. The RPDE product is described as a powerful solvent suitable for use in a range of applications, including coatings. Rhodia said the product offers a favorable toxicological and ecotoxicological profile, with low VOC potential and flexible formulating capabilities in combination with other solvents.