Sales will stop by June 30, 2023 to focus on other products more closely aligned with Solvay’s long-term strategy.

Solvay, a global market leader in fluorochemistry, has announced it will discontinue its Hyflon® perfluoropolymer and Algoflon® PTFE product lines manufactured with fluorosurfactants at Solvay’s Spinetta Marengo (Alessandria) plant in Italy. Sales for both product families will stop by June 30, 2023.

Algoflon® products already manufactured without the use of fluorosurfactants in Spinetta Marengo will not be impacted by this decision.

The decision aligns with Solvay’s One Planet sustainability roadmap, setting the direction for the fluoropolymers industry to support a more sustainable economy. This is also an important step to achieve the company’s goal of phasing out the use of fluorosurfactants. Solvay announced its voluntary commitment to manufacture nearly 100% of its fluoropolymers without fluorosurfactants at its Spinetta Marengo site by 2026.

In addition, Solvay is also applying state-of-the-art technology to eliminate nearly all of its fluorosurfactant emissions at Spinetta.

Algoflon® and Hyflon® are registered trademarks of Solvay.

About Solvay

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 21,000 employees in 63 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet roadmap crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering a better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.1 billion in 2021. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (SOLB). Learn more at www.solvay.com.