Press release

January 22, 2014 – Solvay Aroma Performance has been adversely impacted by a significant disruption in its Hydroquinone (HQ) production.

This event is a result of an equipment failure in our US production facility, located in Baton Rouge, LA. This situation forces Solvay at this time to declare Force Majeure for all HQ supply from Baton Rouge plant. 

Resumption of production is expected on or before mid-February 2014. Solvay is investigating all possible alternatives to mitigate the impact caused to its customers. 

As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. The Group is firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and operational excellence. Solvay serves diversified markets, generating 90% of its turnover in activities where it is one of the top three worldwide. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated 12.4 billion euros in net sales in 2012. Solvay SA is listed as SOLB.BE on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).