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History of the Roches-Roussillon Platform

GIE Osiris draws on more than 100 years of history

Discover our key dates:

 

1915-1916


Creation of Roussillon’s plant, launching of the phenol production.

 

 

 

1917-1920


Les Roches de Condrieu plant created, Barium salts production workshop started.

 

 

 

1922


Launching of the cellulose acetate (Roussillon) and phosphates (Les Roches).

 

 

 

1940 


Launching of the nylon intermediates production.

 

 

 

1970-1980


Diversification with methylchlorosilane, herbicide, methionine and upstream, pharmaceutical intermediates units.

 

 

 

1993


Two sites combined as a single Les Roches-Roussillon entite (Rhône-Poulenc Chimie).

 

 

 

1999


Creation of a consortium and six chemical production plants.

 

 

 

2000-2004


10 new companies joined the platform, either starting new activities or the purchasing of Rhodia’s units.

 

 

 

2003


Creation of Novapex.

 

 

 

2007


Creation of Bluestar Silicones.

 

 

 

2011


Creation of Novacyl.

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