The Largest Selection of the Highest Performing Polymers

Solvay is the industry leader in specialty polymers, offering the broadest selection of high-performance thermoplastic resins, fluoroelastomers, and fluorinated fluids. The combination of Solvay’s expansive portfolio and polymer expertise helps engineers solve the world’s toughest design challenges in automotive, batteries, smart devices, consumer goods, building and construction, healthcare, oil and gas, and other demanding industries.

Specialty polymers are characterized by their ability to retain desirable mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties when subjected to harsh environments, such as high temperature, high pressure, and corrosive chemicals. Depending on the product, they also offer biocompatibility, fatigue and wear resistance; flame retardant properties, corrosion protection, electrical inertness, and dimensional stability.

A portfolio of excellence that allows our customers to meet the fast-changing needs of their markets. You need to meet difficult challenges and stay one step ahead to remain at the top of your industry. That’s why you need a partner of the same caliber: top tier, with the highest performance.

The polymers industry is comprised of a wide variety of materials that offer a broad spectrum of performance. We can see how material value and performance increase moving up the pyramid, changing from low-performance commodity plastics to high and ultra-performance polymers.

Our Specialty Polymers are innovative, top-tier solutions that are at the very pinnacle of the pyramid.

Polymers in our portfolio can be divided into four different categories based on their molecular structure:

Amorphous thermoplastic polymers are inherently transparent materials and predominantly unreinforced.

Semi-crystalline thermoplastic 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.

Solvay's Portfolio of Specialty Polymers

Biomaterials for
Implantable Devices

Films

Fluoroelastomers

Fluoropolymers

Fluorinated Fluids

Functional Fluids

High Barrier Polymers

Liquid Crystal Polymers

 

      Ultra Polymers

      Polyamides, Aromatic

      Polyphenylene Sulfide

      Sulfone Polymers

      Polyesters, High-Performance

      Polymer Processing Aids

      Specialty Materials

       

      Chemistries

      Abbreviation

      Chemistry

      Brand

      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

      Omnix® HPPA

      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

      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

      Ixan® PVDC