PARIS – Rhodia plans to invest in two of its industrial sites, one in the United States and one in the UK.

In the UK, Rhodia plans to consolidate surfactants production lines currently at Leeds and Halifax on a single platform to reinforce its long-term competitive position in Europe. The plan involves a phased transfer of assets from Leeds to Halifax.

To meet increasing demand from its North American customers, Rhodia will launch an investment program at the company’s University Park, IL, facility to upgrade and increase surfactant production capacities in the region.