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Solvay completes derivatized guar capacity expansion

11:34 AM MST | February 11, 2013

Solvay says it has added 40% of derivatized guar capacity with the completion of recent expansions in the United States and China. Derivatized guar is a polymer produced from a bean grown mainly in India. Its natural properties make it an ideal biobased solution for applications in the oil and gas industry as a gelling agent, in hair care as a conditioner, and in agrochemicals as an anti-drift formulation. "These expansions represent a significant step in the execution of our 2016 growth ambition," says Solvay Novecare president Emmanuel Butstraen. "They enhance...

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