Solvay increases derivatised guar production

Expansion in US and China boosts production by 40%

Chemical group Solvay has finalised plans to increase its global derivatised guar production by 40% with the completion of recent expansions in the US and China. A polymer produced from a bean gown mainly in India, derivatised guar is an ideal bio-based solution for hair conditioners, according to Solvay.

The expanded facility in Vernon, Texas will serve Solvay’s customers in the North American oil and gas market, while the increased capacity at the company’s Zhangjiagang site in China’s Jiangsu province will help its personal care customers meet growing regional demand for high end hair care products.

“These expansions represent a significant step in the execution of our 2016 growth ambition,” said Solvay Novacare President Emmanuel Butstraen. “They enhance our leadership position and will support the growth plans of our customers and their innovation needs.”