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Rhodia's New Biocide Effective on Bacteria and
Iron Sulphide Deposits

Monday July 24, 8:00 am ET

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2006--Specialty chemicals company, Rhodia, introduces Tolcide® PS50A, for the control of bacteria and iron sulphide deposition, in oilfield and water treatment operations.

Tolcide® PS50A is a fast acting, cost-effective alternative with excellent environmental attributes, such as biodegradability and low order of aquatic toxicity.

"Oil and gas production can be affected significantly by micro-organisms and deposits," says Kansas Hernandez, Rhodia's North American business director for Oilfield chemicals. "Tolcide® PS50A biocide is a cost-efficient and effective way to alleviate both problems in a single formulation. This new technology assists improved oil and gas production and decreases hazard caused by microbiologically induced corrosion."

Tolcide® PS50A is newly approved by the U.S. EPA and currently used in many environmentally-regulated areas around the world including the North Sea for oilfield applications.

Rhodia supplies a large range of performance chemicals for oil drilling, stimulations, cementing, and production fluids drawing on a large range of technologies that includes guar biopolymers (Jaguar®), synthetic polymers, surfactants, silicones, phosphorus derivatives (Aquarite®) and biocides (Tolcide®).

Rhodia is a global specialty chemicals company recognized for its strong technology positions in Performance Materials, Functional Chemicals and the Organics and Services clusters. Partnering with major players in the automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, consumer care, tires, and paints and coatings markets, Rhodia offers tailor-made solutions combining original molecules and technologies to respond to customers' needs. Rhodia subscribes to the principles of Sustainable Development communicating its commitments and performance openly with stakeholders. Rhodia generated sales of 5 billion euros in 2005 and employs around 19,500 people worldwide. Rhodia is listed on Euronext Paris and the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: Rhodia

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