It is 150 years since Dimitri Mendeleiev discovered the Periodic System, making 2019 the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements" (IYPT2019) as proclaimed by the United Nation General Assembly and UNESCO

Since its first appearance in 1869, Meendeleiev’s revolution represents one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry but also of physics and biology. The periodic table is a unique tool, enabling scientists to predict the appearance and properties of matter on Earth and in the rest of the Universe.

As one of the main sponsors of IYPT2019, Solvay considers this initiative as an excellent opportunity to highlight its strong devotion to chemistry bringing innovative solutions for society and the planet. Thanks to its experts and their accurate understanding of science, Solvay commits to enable cleaner mobility and the efficient use of natural resources with no boundaries.

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