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Rhodia Closes Plant

2:37 PM MST | January 13, 2009

Rhodia has completed the previously announced closure of the company’s paracetamol plant at Roussillon, France. The closure affects 43 jobs. The plant was Europe’s last remaining paracetamol manufacturing facility. Rhodia earlier closed a paracetamol unit at Avonmouth, U.K. When announcing the closures in 2007, the company said the Roussillon and Avonmouth units could no longer compete with low-cost manufacturers of paracetamol in China and India. Rhodia’s only other paracetamol plant is at Wuxi, China. The Roussillon and Avonmouth closures form...

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