Rhodia Novecare’s Tolcide® Earns Canadian Registration as a Biocide for Use in Oil & Gas Applications

– Tolcide® becomes the only approved THPS-based biocide for water treatment in energy production operations in Canada –

OTTAWA, Ontario & CRANBURY, N.J.--()--Rhodia, member of the Solvay group, is pleased to announce that the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has granted registration to the company’s Tolcide® PS product line – PS 75, PS 75LT and PS 200 – for use as a biocide for use in water treatment for oil and gas applications.

The full registration, one of the industry’s most stringent and rigorous, is the only one for a biocide based on Tetrakishydroxymethyl Phosphonium Sulfate, giving oilfield service companies in Canada access to the industry’s leading, biodegradable technology for controlling bacteria in oil and gas reservoirs.

“Canada is one of the leaders in driving the development of sustainable energy production,” explained Brian Downward, Oil & Gas Global Market Director for Rhodia Novecare. “It says a lot about our product, Tolcide, and the effort put forth by our people to meet the Canadian biocide standards. More importantly, this registration enables our customers to access an environmentally responsible solution to meet their oil and gas water treatment needs. Additionally, with full registration, our customers can brand their own THPS products using our registered solutions.”

Tolcide is a non-foaming, fast-acting microbiocide designed to eliminate bacteria, while maximizing energy recovery and minimizing environmental impact. The Canadian registration continues Rhodia Novecare’s ongoing and significant investment in registration of its Tolcide products in North America and around the world.

For more information, please visit our website: www.rhodia.com

Rhodia, member of the Solvay group, is a specialty chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers’ performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around 11 Global Business Units, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. Rhodia employs around 14,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €6.17 billion in 2011.

Rhodia Novecare, is one of 11 GBUs of Rhodia, member of Solvay group. With net sales of about €1.6 billion in 2011, it provides high-performance products and solutions to a wide range of industries including home and personal care, detergents, agrochemicals, oil & gas, as well as coating and industrial applications. Thanks to a worldwide industrial footprint and global R&D and tech-support network, Rhodia Novecare holds leading positions in surfactants, amines, phosphorus derivatives, natural, vegetable guar based & synthetic polymers and monomers technologies, and eco-friendly solvents-based formulations. Rhodia Novecare has developed particular expertise to answer and anticipate customer needs in protection, surface modification, rheology, active delivery, improvement of formulations and processes and sustainable solutions.

SOLVAY is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger player, which is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving the quality of life and its customers' performance in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 30,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR12.6 billion in sales (pro forma) in 2011. Solvay SA is listed on NYSE Euronext (SOLB.BE - Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR).

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Press Contacts - Rhodia Novecare
Global
Mark Wheeler
Mark.Wheeler@us.rhodia.com
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North America
Camille Thomas, 609-860-3159
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Business Contact
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Brian Downward
Brian.Downward@eu.rhodia.com

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Contacts

Press Contacts - Rhodia Novecare
Global
Mark Wheeler
Mark.Wheeler@us.rhodia.com
or
North America
Camille Thomas, 609-860-3159
Camille.Thomas@us.rhodia.com
or
Business Contact
Global
Brian Downward
Brian.Downward@eu.rhodia.com