Solvay

  • 13 December 2023

    Solvay and Syensqo are effectively two separate companies

    Solvay has completed the spin-off its specialty activities to Syensqo, a pivotal moment in its rich history. This move marks a significant strategic shift for the Group, positioning it as a frontrunner in essential chemicals on a global scale. It prepares Solvay to enter a new stage of sustainable growth, sharpening its focus on...
  • 05 December 2023

    A coalition for zero emissions by 2050

    To drive the global chemical industry on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050, the Low-Carbon Emitting Technologies (LCET) initiative, incubated and hosted by the World Economic Forum for more than three years, has now officially launched as the independent Global Impact Coalition...
  • 20 September 2023

    More and more sustainability in Solvay's high-performance products

    At Fakuma 2023, to be held in Friedrichshafen (Germany) from 17 to 21 October, Solvay is set to feature its latest innovations in sustainable polymer solutions, confirming the company's commitment towards circularity. The company will launch specialty polymers innovations in e-mobility and introduce the new Echo portfolio...
  • 21 June 2023

    The names of the new Solvay unveiled

    Solvay announced the new names of the future independent publicly traded companies that will result from its planned separation into two industry leaders: Solvay and Syensqo. The new names will be effective upon completion of the planned separation of Solvay, which is on track to be completed in December 2023, following...
  • 31 May 2023

    For the 160th anniversary of Solvay a new laboratory with "dry room" in Bollate

    On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the Solvay Group, whose origins date back to 1863 when it was founded by Ernest Solvay in Belgium, the “Citizen Day” were held at all company sites around the world as a series of initiatives and events under the title "For Generations to Come" aimed to celebrate...
  • 08 February 2023

    Solvay will divest its stake in Rusvinyl

    Solvay confirms it is in advanced negotiations to divest its stake in Rusvinyl, an independent 50/50 joint venture in Russia, to its joint venture partner, Sibur. In addition to the recently obtained preliminary clearance from Russian governmental authorities, the potential...
  • 18 January 2023

    Solvay to relocate to new headquarters in Brussels

    Solvay announced the relocation of its headquarters from Neder-over-Heembeek to new facilities in Brussels, specifically designed and equipped to host the group’s research, innovation and administration activities. Located in the Brussels municipality of Haren, Solvay’s future headquarter site is equipped with...
  • 30 November 2022

    Fast curing film for large Class A car painted surfaces

    Solvay announced the launch of SolvaLite SF200 surfacing film, a light tack film for “Class A” paintable body panels. “With a curing time of less than 10 minutes at 150 °C, our new SolvaLite SF200 Surfacing Film lends prepreg layups for high-class automotive body panels a very smooth cured surface where impeccable flatness is an...
  • 23 November 2022

    Single-use surgical instruments material recycling

    Solvay has recently teamed up with French startup Ostium in a joint project designed to enable the mechanical recycling of end-of-life single-use surgical instruments molded in glass-fiber reinforced Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) from Solvay’s portfolio of specialty polymers. The initiative is the first for valuable polymers to be...
  • 29 June 2022

    Solvay wins Boeing Supplier of the Year Award

    Solvay has received a “Supplier of the Year” award from The Boeing Company. Solvay was selected alongside nine other companies for distinguished performance in working with Boeing. The supply chain visibility category recognized Solvay’s support of Boeing’s digital thread strategy by enabling real-time visibility across the supply chain...
  • 23 March 2022

    Solvay towards separation into two independent companies

    Solvay announced it is reviewing plans to separate the company into two independent publicly traded companies: EssentialCo would comprise leading mono-technology businesses including soda ash, peroxides, silica and coatis, which are reported as the company’s chemicals segment, as well as the special chem business; these...
  • 08 March 2022

    Solvay to suspend operations in Russia

    Solvay is deeply concerned by the dramatic humanitarian crisis that is unfolding as a result of the hostilities in Ukraine. In light of these events, Solvay has decided to suspend its operations and new investments in Russia. Further, Solvay will suspend dividend payments from Rusvinyl, an independent 50:50 joint venture in Russia...
  • 02 February 2022

    New recycled-based HPPA for household appliances

    The leading global supplier of specialty polymers, Solvay, has introduced a new Omnix high-performance polyamide (HPPA) compound family based on a minimum of 33% recycled content, consisting of 70% PIR/PCR recycled resin which is highly secured and has a controlled process by the supplier. The innovative...
  • 27 October 2021

    Special polymers for electric mobility on the podium

    Three e-mobility applications using Solvay specialty polymers are among the winners of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) prestigious Automotive Awards in 2021. First place in the “New Mobility” category of the Awards went to an injection moulded rotor slot liner moulded with Xydar LCP, followed by a second place in the...
  • 21 July 2021

    Inhibitor for safer transportation and storage of acrylic monomers

    Phenothiazine LVT 2330, a next-generation shortstop inhibitor solution available globally, has been developed by Solvay to protect against runaway polymerization of acrylic and methacrylic acids, esters and other monomers in bulk storage facilities, transportation tanks and containers...
  • 09 June 2021

    Carmelo Lo Faro appointed president of Solvay materials segment

    Solvay announced today that Carmelo Lo Faro, previously president of Solvay's composite materials business unit, is promoted to a new role as president of Solvay's materials segment, effective immediately. The materials segment includes both the specialty polymers and composite materials businesses and has been identified as the primary...
  • 19 May 2021

    Solvay and Carbon22 partner on creed cannulated screws for orthopedics

    Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin was chosen by Carbon22, a GLW company, for its new creed cannulated screw system for foot and ankle surgery. This advanced new screw system recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To create the new system’s ortholucent, plastic-metal hybrid composite...