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Rhodia to Cut Cellulose Acetate Jobs

1:41 PM MST | January 14, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Rhodia has launched a program to improve the competitiveness of the company’s Rhodia Acetow (Freiburg, Germany) cellulose acetate business. The program includes 129 job cuts, 15% of the business’s total, and will target productivity and efficiency gains in production, administration, support services, and R&D, Rhodia says. Rhodia Acetow, “with production sites mostly situated in Europe, is particularly impacted by the weakness of the dollar,” Rhodia says. All of the job losses will be at Freiburg, and Rhodia is considering...

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