Solvay SA (Solvay) is Belgium-based, internationally operating chemical industrial group. Solvay's Chemicals division produces materials for high tech applications such as electronics, barium and strontium compounds, calcium chloride, caustic soda, chlorinated products, magnesium products, peroxygen products, polyglycerols, precipitated calcium carbonate, soda ash and sodium bicarbonate.
The Plastics division produces specialty polymers for the aerospace, energy, automotive and healthcare industries, among others. The Plastics division further includes vinyls for building & construction, consumer goods, healthcare and wire & cable, and plastic pipes and fittings (Pipelife).
The Rhodia division focuses on fostering strategic technologies through research and development, partnering with other companies, supporting start-ups and investments in venture capital funds.
Solvay to raise Tecnoflon® fluoroelastomer FKM capacity in Italy by 30% to meet demand growth for high performance sealing applications
Solvay will lift production capacity of its Tecnoflon® FKM peroxide curable fluoroelastomer by nearly a third at its plant in Spinetta Marengo, Italy, to serve ongoing strong demand
Solvay increases its bicarbonate production capacity at Devnya, Bulgaria
Solvay increases its soda ash and bicarbonate production capacity to address global demand growth. Solvay expand its sodium bicarbonate capacity by 200 kilotonnes in its Devnya plant in Bulgaria, a...
Solvay to raise hydroquinone capacity in Europe by 20%
This capacity expansion at its plant in Saint-Fons, France is accomplished by debottlenecking the existing unit. The project should be fully operational in Q2-2019.
Solvay’s biomass boiler at Rheinberg soda ash plant
A new biomass boiler wil cut the site’s CO₂ emissions by more than 30% while at the same time improving its competitiveness.
Solvay raises structural adhesives capacity with new automated UK plant, supporting acceleration of customers’ aerospace programs
Together with the existing plant in Havre De Grace, United States, this investment broadens Solvay’s footprint and strengthens its leadership position in this growing and demanding global market.
Solvay invests in the modernization of a cogeneration unit in Bernburg
This investment secures the long term position of the site and increases its competitiveness
Solvay to invest €6 million in its site in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany – launching a new product line for flue gas treatment
Solvay announces a €6 million investment in its site in Rheinberg to expand its sodium bicarbonate production capacity. Its startup is planned by the end of 2018.
Solvay invests €6 million in its site in Rheinberg, Germany
Solvay investing €6 mln in Rheinberg site to expand sodium bicarbonate production capacity, complementing capacity in Torrelavega, Spain to further grow business in flue gas treatment.
Solvay inaugurates its energy-efficient gas turbine at its soda ash plant in Italy
Solvay inaugurates the new energy-efficient gas turbine at its soda ash plant in Rosignano, Italy, securing current production capacity and long-term competitiveness on local and export markets.
Solvay to sell its chlorine assets to the Portuguese CUF chemicals group
Solvay and CUF have reached an agreement to sell Solvay’s electrochemistry production assets in Torrelavega (Cantabria, Spain) to CUF.
Solvay expands composite materials capabilities in Germany for new advanced aircraft programs
a state-of-the-art resin facility and an upgraded site in Germany, to meet growing demand from aircraft customers for lightweighting materials and to provide first-rate products and services for pa...
Solvay will build a high volume High Purity H2O2 plant in Italy
Solvay’s GBU Special Chem has launched a partnership with one of the world’s leading electronics producers, under which Solvay will build a high volume High Purity H2O2 plant in Italy to meet the f...
Solvay launches production of highly dispersible silica for energy saving tires in Poland
Launch of Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) at its new state-of-the-art plant in Wloclawek, Poland, to address strong and growing regional demand for energy saving tires.
Solvay begins alkoxylation production at two new large-scale plants in Europe and Asia
Solvay has started production at its two new large-scale and “on-pipe” alkoxylation facilities in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and in Singapore. Both units are located in integrated petrochemical hub...
Solvay expands Hydrogen Peroxide grade production in the Netherlands
Solvay will build a new manufacturing and filling facility in the Netherlands to produce Hydrogen Peroxide grades that are used as disinfection and decontamination agents to meet growing demand fro...
Solvay invests in the adipic acid production line in Chalampé, France.
Solvay launches an energy efficiency program at its Chalampé plant in France. The investment will result in a further improvement of the Adipic Acid manufacturing process contributing to Polyamide ...
Solvay to reinforce its global leadership in soda ash
Solvay announces today that it plans to reinforce its position as a world leader in soda ash and improve the activity’s long-term profitability by reducing its 2012 European cost base by €100 mill...
Solvay and INEOS join forces to create a world-class PVC producer
Solvay and INEOS today announce that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to combine their European chlorvinyls activities in a proposed 50-50 joint venture with combined sales of EUR 4.3 bn.
Solvay to build a new silica plant in Poland
Solvay today announced it will invest €75 million to build a new 85,000 ton per year Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) plant in Włocławek, Poland. Combined with a further capacity expansion at its si...
Solvay doubles specialty fluorinated derivatives production capacity in France
Investment of over EUR 10 million to support demand growth in strategic markets. The project’s first stage is currently underway and the first additional volumes will be available this month.
SOLVAY increases FOMBLIN-Y® and GALDEN® production capacity to continue serving fast growing demand
Solvay will increase its production capacity for the high value-added specialty polymers perfluoropolyethers (PFPE), marketed as FOMBLIN-Y® and GALDEN® in Spinetta Marengo, Italy. The capacity exp...
Solvay to increase Tecnoflon (PC Fluoroelastomers) production capacity in Spinetta Marengo
The company will invest EUR 10 million in the expansion of the plant in Spinetta Marengo. The new capacity is scheduled to become operational in the first half of 2012.PC Fluoroelastomers are used ...