PARIS – Specialty chemical producer Rhodia, Paris, France, has completed the acquisition of the new guar derivatives production unit belonging to Suzhou HiPro Polymers, based at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China. The acquisition will enable Rhodia to meet the fast-growing demand for guar-based products in Asia-Pacific.

Rhodia is also investing in its North American facility in Vernon, TX, to increase its guar derivatives production capacity and improve its competitiveness.