Rhodia Novecare’s Tolcide® Earns Canadian Registration as a Biocide for Use in Oil & Gas Applications

  Rhodia Novecare’s Tolcide® Earns Canadian Registration as a Biocide for Use
  in Oil & Gas Applications

– Tolcide® becomes the only approved THPS-based biocide for water treatment in
                   energy production operations in Canada –

Business Wire

OTTAWA, Ontario & CRANBURY, N.J. -- December 10, 2012

Rhodia, member of the Solvay group, is pleased to announce that the Canadian
Pest Management Regulatory Agency has granted registration to the company’s
Tolcide® PS product line – PS 75, PS 75LT and PS 200 – for use as a biocide
for use in water treatment for oil and gas applications.

The full registration, one of the industry’s most stringent and rigorous, is
the only one for a biocide based on Tetrakishydroxymethyl Phosphonium Sulfate,
giving oilfield service companies in Canada access to the industry’s leading,
biodegradable technology for controlling bacteria in oil and gas reservoirs.

“Canada is one of the leaders in driving the development of sustainable energy
production,” explained Brian Downward, Oil & Gas Global Market Director for
Rhodia Novecare. “It says a lot about our product, Tolcide, and the effort put
forth by our people to meet the Canadian biocide standards. More importantly,
this registration enables our customers to access an environmentally
responsible solution to meet their oil and gas water treatment needs.
Additionally, with full registration, our customers can brand their own THPS
products using our registered solutions.”

Tolcide is a non-foaming, fast-acting microbiocide designed to eliminate
bacteria, while maximizing energy recovery and minimizing environmental
impact. The Canadian registration continues Rhodia Novecare’s ongoing and
significant investment in registration of its Tolcide products in North
America and around the world.

For more information, please visit our website: www.rhodia.com

Rhodia, member ofthe Solvay group, is a specialty chemical company resolutely
committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group
aims to improve its customers’ performance through the pursuit of operational
excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around 11 Global Business
Units, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics,
flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods
and industrial markets. Rhodia employs around 14,000 people worldwide and
generated sales of €6.17 billion in 2011.

Rhodia Novecare, is one of 11 GBUs of Rhodia, member of Solvay group. With net
sales of about €1.6 billion in 2011, it provides high-performance products and
solutions to a wide range of industries including home and personal care,
detergents, agrochemicals, oil & gas, as well as coating and industrial
applications. Thanks to a worldwide industrial footprint and global R&D and
tech-support network, Rhodia Novecare holds leading positions in surfactants,
amines, phosphorus derivatives, natural, vegetable guar based & synthetic
polymers and monomers technologies, and eco-friendly solvents-based
formulations. Rhodia Novecare has developed particular expertise to answer and
anticipate customer needs in protection, surface modification, rheology,
active delivery, improvement of formulations and processes and sustainable

SOLVAY is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development
with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent
acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger
player, which is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among
the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that
contribute to improving the quality of life and its customers' performance in
markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and
environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels, employs
about 30,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR12.6 billion in sales
(pro forma) in 2011. Solvay SA is listed on NYSE Euronext (SOLB.BE -
Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR).


Press Contacts - Rhodia Novecare
Mark Wheeler
North America
Camille Thomas, 609-860-3159
Business Contact
Brian Downward
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