An advanced materials and specialty chemicals company

Solvay is a global leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals. Our tailor-made range of products and constantly evolving market solutions offer everyday sustainable solutions for next-generation transportation, resource efficiency, consumer goods, healthcare, and industrial production to easily accommodate every single one of the ever-changing demands.

Innovation is our driver. At Solvay, we have been connecting people and scientific minds for 156 years. It is part of our DNA. We are a science company with a remarkable past, aiming to re-invent the future with our technologies.

From science to product to outcome to impact

Anticipating customer demands 

At Solvay, we effortlessly challenge and constantly renovate our product portfolio to tackle more sustainable future. To do so, we have transformed our strategy ensuring constant growth in 3 major business pillars:

  1. Advanced Materials  - Providing solutions for sustainable mobility, lightweight, CO2, and energy efficiency.  
  2. Advanced Formulations  - Customized specialty formulations for surface chemistry and liquid behavior, maximizing yield and efficiency, and minimizing eco-impact.
  3. Performance Chemicals  - Solvay specialty chemicals lead in chemical intermediates through scale and technology to develop applications and industrial innovation for optimized costs.



Solvay supports Saroléa startup in the development of the 100% electric superbike for effective next-generation clean mobility.


Sustainable growth to unleash agile success

At Solvay, agile growth and market success occur with conscious and concrete actions towards more circular economy. Our commitment to sustainable development underlies every strategic decision we take as strong as our financial criteria do.

How? We follow 5 sustainable targets to steadily progress in reducing environmental footprint. Most recently, we opted to reduce  the greenhouse gas emissions of our operations in absolute terms by 2025, succeeding to lower by at least 1Mt CO2 compared to the 2017 level, at constant scope.

Thus, not only do we commit, but we measure it. Solvay’s unique Sustainable Portfolio Management and Integrated Report help to assess our products responsibility and assure that their applications have the lowest impact but highest sustainable value. 


Global hub to champion open innovation 

Research and innovation are at the heart of success. We believe technology must constantly evolve to make more things possible, but in a cleaner, smarter, and more connected way than ever before.

With 24,500 employees, 21 customer-driven Research & Innovation centers and global precence in more than 61 countries * , Solvay community bright talent champions us in a wide range of expertise to trigger disruptive ideas. We embrace diverse and inclusive teams striving together to ensure that a variety of disciplines and approaches are brought to the table, fully listening and understanding the wide range of  customer needs in fast-changing markets.

When the sun sets in the United States, it rises in Singapore -- That’s how Solvay stays ahead of the curve and on the side of game-changer customers.


* Figures take into account the planned divestment of Polyamides.