Rhodia is a French brand founded by two brothers in September 1934, who came from a family of paper experts. The name is derived from the nearby Rhône river. All Rhodia notepads are manufactured in the Alsace region of eastern France, at a plant which dates back to 1840! Rhodia is known for its high-quality paper which is very smooth and does not bleed or feather, making it great for fountain-pen users. In addition to its premium paper, the company is known for its black and orange water-resistant cover notepads and notebooks, Sangrif technology (a unique process that inserts staples in a way that leaves none exposed at the back of the pad), and micro-perforated tear-off sheets. In 2019, Rhodia celebrated its 85th anniversary.