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Solvay to align sodium percarbonate production with market developments

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Brussels, March 20th, 2014--- Solvay announces today that it plans to stop manufacturing sodium percarbonate (SPC) products in Warrington, United Kingdom, by the end of April 2014.
The site will from then on focus on extending its portfolio of Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) grades
to meet growing market demand. 

Solvay's SPC customers will be served from the Group’s sites in Rosignano, Italy, and in Bad Hönningen, Germany, Solvay’s biggest SPC site in which it recently invested to produce the improved performance grades requested by the market. Customers based in the UK will be mainly supplied from Bad Hönningen. 


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As an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aerospace or electricity and electronics, with one goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,400 people in 56 countries and generated 9.9 billion euros in net sales in 2013. Solvay SA is listed as SOLB.BE on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).