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 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 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 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 parts like engine fan blades.
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 fast growing demand of their facilities.
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 hubs and receive ethylene oxide via dedicated pipelines, providing a secure supply of this key raw material for a wide range of specialty surfactants by Solvay’s Novecare business.
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 from the pharmaceutical industry.
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 & Intermediates’ strategic positioning.
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 site in Qingdao (China), these two investments will increase Solvay’s global highly dispersible silica production capacity by an additional 30%.
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 expansion will be completed by the end of 2012 and requires an investment of about EUR 15 million.
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 in low emission, energy saving and alternative fuels automotive applications