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Rhodia Evaluates Rare Earth Recycling Projects

9:10 AM MDT | November 1, 2010 | Ian Young in Shanghai

Rhodia is evaluating projects to recycle formulated rare earths, in an effort to conserve supplies. Speaking to journalists at a press briefing in Shanghai recently, Hua Du, president of Rhodia’s newly created Rare Earth Systems global business unit (GBU), said that the company is “looking at recycling rare earths from low-energy lamps.” Energy-efficient fluorescent lamps, together with multilayer ceramic capacitors for mobile phones, automotive catalyzers, and flat glass polishers for liquid crystal displays, as well as semiconductors, are...

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