Press release

Brussels, 3 February 2017–-- Solvay and United Chemical Company LLP (UCC) have jointly started to examine the construction of new hydrogen peroxide capacity to supply hydrogen peroxide primarily to address the needs of Kazakh companies and customers in other Central Asian countries.

Based on results of the feasibility study, a decision will be taken on the construction in Kazakhstan of a hydrogen peroxide plant using Solvay technology, in particular the technology that Solvay has recently developed for on-site H2O2 plants  (myH2O2® concept).

Solvay’s myH2O2® Satellite Peroxide production units’ unique performance for safe, reliable and competitive operation originates from multiple patented innovations in process intensification and in compact, skid-mounted design. Solvay’s innovative myH2O2® technology is particularly suitable for large remote consumers of hydrogen peroxide.

SOLVAY PEROXIDES Global Business Unit is a worldwide market and technology leader in Hydrogen Peroxide. Providing functional qualities such as bleaching, oxidation or disinfection, it delivers innovative products and tailored services to the pulp, chemicals, aquaculture, food, mining, waste water treatment, home care and textile industries. SOLVAY PEROXIDES operates 17 plants in North and South America, Europe & Middle East, Asia and Australia. It runs the world’s biggest Hydrogen Peroxide plant in Map Ta Phut (Thailand). With its JV partner Peróxidos do Brasil, Solvay Peroxides is developing a new plant concept, myH2O2®, especially designed for installation at customer sites in remote locations. Innovation capacity and agility are two of GBU Peroxides’ strengths. 

An international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay assists its customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions which consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. Solvay serves diversified global end markets, including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction as well as industrial applications. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with about 30,900 employees spread across 53 countries. It generated pro forma net sales of € 12.4 bn in 2015, with 90% made from activities where it ranks among the world’s top 3 players. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).

United Chemical Company LLP of Kazakhstan has been commissioned by the government to develop the chemical industry for its transformation into one of the major industries in Kazakh economy. Key methodology of UCC mission realization is cluster model of chemical industry development. UCC vision for 2025 – high efficient operational holding with the leading position at Kazakh chemical market in the area of chemicals production and chemical parks management, daughter operational companies of UCC are leading companies at target local chemical market segments, competitive at international regional level, operation of chemical parks according to international standards.