Specialty Polymers

Inventing the Future Every Day

Solvay, a world leader in high performance polymers, offers an unmatched portfolio of specialty polymers with over 35 product lines available in more than 1500 formulations designed for use in demanding markets around the world.

Our high performance plastics, polymers, fluids and elastomers are designed to meet the critical requirements that engineers face every day in key industries including, Automotive, Aeronautics, Smart Devices, Healthcare and Energy Production and Storage.

Critical performance includes: exceptional heat resistance and chemical inertness; strength and toughness; fatigue and wear resistance; high, low and fluctuating temperature resistance; corrosion, abrasion and weathering protection; water and stain repellency; electrical inertness; fire safety; biocompatibility; transparency; colors and many more.

Our materials solutions, technical expertise, broad industry knowledge and responsive customer service help give you a competitive edge.


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Product Portfolio

Solvay's Broad Portfolio of Specialty Polymers

ADVANCED LIGHTWEIGHTING SOLUTIONS

TegraLite™

Foam and Sandwich Panels
3D Foams
Films
Composites
Tougheners

BIOMATERIALS FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

Solviva® Biomaterials

Eviva® PSU
Proniva®  SRP
Veriva® PPSU
Zeniva® PEEK

CROSS-LINKABLE COMPOUNDS

Cogegum® XLPO-HFFR
Polidan® PEX/XLPE
Polidiemme® XLPO

FILMS

Ajedium™ Films 

FLUORINATED ELASTOMERS

Tecnoflon® FKM & PFR FFKM

Base Resistant
Ionic Curable
Low Temperature
Peroxide Curable
PFR FFKM perfluoroelastomers 

FLUORINATED FLUIDS

Fomblin® HC PFPE
Fomblin® PFPE Lubricants
Galden® PFPE
Solvera® PFPE

FLUOROPOLYMERS

Algoflon® PTFE

Dispersions
Fine Coagulated Powders
Granulars
Micronized Powders


Halar® ECTFE
Hyflon® PFA & MFA®
Polymist® PTFE Micronized Powders
Solef® PVDF

FLUOROPOLYMER COATINGS

Halar® ECTFE
Hyflon® PFA & MFA®
Hylar® PVDF
Hylar® 5000 PVDF for Architectural Coatings

FUNCTIONAL FLUIDS

Fluorolink® PFPE
Fomblin® PFPE Functional

LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS

Xydar® LCP

POLYAMIDE-IMIDES

Torlon® PAI

POLYAMIDES, AROMATIC

Amodel® PPA
Ixef® PARA
Kalix® HPPA

POLYESTERS, HIGH-PERFORMANCE

Lavanta® HPP

POLYKETONES, AROMATIC

AvaSpire® PAEK
KetaSpire® PEEK

POLYMER PROCESSING AIDS

Solef® 11010 PVDF
Tecnoflon® NM FKM

POLYPHENYLENE

PrimoSpire® SRP

POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE

Ryton® PPS

POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE

Diofan® PVDC
Ixan® PVDC Extrusion Resins
Ixan® PVDC Soluble Powders

SPECIALTY MATERIALS

Aquivion® PFSA
EpiSpire® HTS
Hyflon® AD
Solef® 80 000 e-PVDF
Solvene® EAP
Torlon® AI for coatings 
Virantage® PESU for advanced composites 

SULFONE POLYMERS

Acudel® modified PPSU
Radel® PPSU
Udel® PSU
Veradel® PESU

Visit our Product Index for an alphabetical list with brief descriptions.

Polymer Performance Pyramid

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Solvay Specialty Polymers are indicated above in bold white text.


Amorphous polymers are inherently transparent materials and predominantly unreinforced.

Semi-crystalline polymers are opaque or translucent and may be unreinforced or compounded with additives such as glass, minerals and impact modifiers.

Fluids are liquid polymers that are typically clear and colorless. They can be neutral and inert but also functionalized to make them soluble in water or made to stick to various substrates.

Elastomers are polymers that can be stretched, and upon release, return to their original shape without permanent deformation. Their ability to conform to the geometries of adjacent surfaces makes them ideally suited for sealing applications.

Chemistry Index

Abbreviation

Chemistry

Trade Name

EAP

electro-active polymer

solvene® EAP

ECTFE

ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene

Halar® ECTFE

FKM

fluoroelastomer

Tecnoflon® FKM

FFKM

perfluoroelastomer (fully fluorinated)

Tecnoflon® PFR FFKM

HPP

high-performance polyester

Lavanta® HPP

HPPA

high-performance polyamide

Kalix® HPPA

HTS

high-temperature sulfone

EpiSpire® HTS

LCP

liquid crystal polymer

Xydar® LCP 

PAEK

polyaryletherketone

AvaSpire® PAEK

PAI

polyamide-imide

Torlon® PAI

PARA

polyarylamide

Ixef® PARA

PEEK

polyetheretherketone

KetaSpire® PEEK

Zeniva® PEEK

PESU

polyethersulfone

Veradel® PESU

Virantage® PESU

PEX, XLPE

cross-linkable polyethylene

Polidan® PEX, XLPE

PFA & MFA®

perfluoroalkoxy

Hyflon® PFA & MFA®

PFPE

perfluoropolyether

Fluorolink® PFPE

Fomblin® PFPE

Galden® PFPE

Solvera® PFPE

PFSA

perfluorosulfonic acid

Aquivion® PFSA

PPA

polyphthalamide

Amodel® PPA

PPS

polyphenylene sulfide

Ryton® PPS

PPSU

polyphenylsulfone

Acudel® modified PPSU

Radel® PPSU

Veriva® PPSU

PSU

polysulfone

Eviva® PSU

Udel® PSU

PTFE

polytetrafluoroethylene

Algoflon® PTFE

Polymist® PTFE micronized powders

PVDF

polyvinylidene fluoride

Hylar® PVDF

Solef® PVDF

PVDC

polyvinylidene chloride

Diofan® PVDC aqueous dispersions

Ixan® PVDC extrusion resins

Ixan® PVDC soluble powders

SRP

self-reinforced polyphenylene

PrimoSpire® SRP

Proniva® SRP

XLPO

cross-linkable polyolefin

Polidiemme® XLPO

XLPO-HFFR

cross-linkable polyolefin, halogen-free flame retardant

Cogegum® XLPO-HFFR

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Specialty Polymers designed to meet global challenges

Our customers make it possible to soar to the highest altitudes and plunge into the deepest depths. No matter how difficult the challenge, you strive to come out at the top of your industry. That’s why you need a partner who meets you where you are: At the top tier, with the highest performance.

Specialty Polymers for Key Markets
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Optimizing performance by design

Our material solutions meet manufacturers’ specific requirements and are engineered for lightweighting, fire safety, strength, endurance, and many more critical properties. Learn More

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The future of sustainable mobility

Leverage our powerful portfolio to design lighter vehicles, increase powertrain efficiency and integrate rapidly changing fuel and energy storage technologies. Learn More

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Dependable performance in harsh conditions

Enduring corrosive chemicals, extreme temperatures, intense pressure and abrasion are some the many amazing benefits our materials supply. Learn More

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Critical advances in energy storage

Where metal once ruled, partially-fluorinated polymers are transforming batteries through increased efficiency, lighter weight and reduced environmental impact. Learn More

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Essential tools for medical devices

Diverse selection of colors, sterilization and disinfection methods, molding techniques and biocompatibility ratings provide design flexibility within industry regulations. Learn More

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An extraordinary portfolio

Providing solutions to the broadest ranges of end products across global markets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Material Solutions App

Explore a world of advanced solutions right at your fingertips

This interactive application provides up-to-date information on Solvay's expansive portfolio of Specialty Polymers. Browse markets and applications, download literature and discover the properties and performance Solvay technologies offer your market. In addition to Specialty Polymers, you can explore Engineering Plastics, Polyamides, Polyamide Intermediates, Silica and more.

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Locate material solutions for major products, including Automobiles, Aircraft, Electronics, Semiconductors, Membranes, Oil & Gas and many more.

Specialty Polymers Industry


The global plastics industry is comprised of a wide variety of materials   
that offers a broad spectrum of performance.

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The performance pyramid for specialty polymers is unique
 to the plastics industry, it is three-sided to include elastomers & fluids.

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Specialty polymers are innovative, top-tier solutions. The overall production of these materials account for approximately 0.3 % of global polymer production volume.

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Within this specialized industry is a powerful array of the highest performing materials, specifically developed to help design engineers solve the most challenging projects.

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Solvay is second-to-none in the industry, with the broadest portfolio of specialty polymers and the technical specialists who develop and support them. This is why Solvay is in the best position to help you find the right material for your innovative projects.

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