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Smaller & smarter: unveiling the chemical plant of the future

Everyone today aims to apply smart industrial solutions that cut down on carbon emissions while enhancing safety. By building one of the world’s smallest hydrogen peroxide plant in Brazil, Solvay has achieved just that.

By Paul Deschrijver
Projects Manager Peroxides
Capital Market Day 2016

Sharing our vision for the future

At Solvay’s Capital Markets Day (CMD) at the end of September 2016, we were able to share our progress towards this vision with the financial markets, and unveil our new objectives for the three years to 2018.

By Maria Alcon Hidalgo
Group Treasurer and Insurance Director and leader of Capital Market Day event
clamecy team

Creating career opportunities for the disabled

In March this year, a company which employs disabled workers became responsible for the packaging of Rhodiastab®,a product which gives PVC products their durability.

Pierre Blanquart
By Pierre Blanquart
Clamecy Plant Manager
The SI2, Bertrand Piccard & André Borschberg in Seville, Spain

Proving clean technologies can achieve amazing results

As it completed its round-the-world journey, Solar Impulse 2 is still amazing us with its achievements. But this journey has only been possible thanks to the advanced lightweight materials and solutions onboard.

  Claude Michel
By Claude Michel
Head of the Solvay Solar Impulse Partnership
Green Packaging

Green packaging initiatives reduce carbon footprint

The Solvay Packaging Purchasing team has implemented a series of initiatives with significant benefits for the Group. The actions reduced our CO2 footprint in the EMEA region by over 3,500 tonnes last year.

Anne Perazio
By Anne Perazio
EMEA Purchasing Manager Packaging & RM Distribution
Solar Impulse from takeoff from Hawaii

Out-of-autoclave composites give Solar Impulse 2 a lift!

Composite materials are growing in popularity thanks to their extremely light weight and high performance qualities. Nowhere are these attributes more necessary than in Solar Impulse 2 as it continues its first round-the-world tour.

By Mark Steele
Global Technical Services Director, Industrial Business line, Composite Materials
International Management Seminar

Soaring without limits at IMS

Solar Impulse and Solvay’s International Management Seminar (IMS) enable people to explore innovative and daring ways of thinking and to go beyond their own limits.

Hanifah Ali
By Hanifah Ali
Head of Learning Management & Leadership
A man driving a electric car

Chemistry holds the future of eco-mobility

The need for sustainable mobility is rising rapidly as the world’s population grows and urban living becomes more common. At Solvay we are focusing our research to demonstrate the potential of chemistry for eco-mobility.

  Sébastien Piffard
By Sébastien Piffard
Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing