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Solvay expands Hydrogen Peroxide grade production in the Netherlands for the pharmaceutical industry to meet growing demand

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Brussels, January 22, 2015 --- Solvay will build a new manufacturing and filling facility in the Netherlands to produce Hydrogen Peroxide grades that are used as disinfection and decontamination agents to meet growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry.

The new facility at Solvay’s Peroxide production site in Linne-Herten, in the southern part of the Netherlands, is due to be completed in July 2015 and is part of Solvay’s Global Business Unit Peroxides ambition to bolster growth in high value-added specialties.

With this investment, Solvay responds to the increased need in the pharmaceutical sector for its INTEROX®PH grades when used as Active Pharma Ingredients (API), and INTEROX®SG grades when used as decontamination agent in this industry.

Demand growth is driven by the European Union’s Falsified Medicines Directive, a legal framework to ensure the safe production and use of medicines.

The grades are produced in compliance with Good Manufacturing Process (GMP)conditions, the standard of quality assurance applied by the Pharma Industry. The Dutch health inspection provides GMP certification.

The site in Linne-Herten already manufactures Solvay’s main Peroxides disinfection grades for the European market, for both peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide. It has in-depth knowledge in the complex production of purified grades, filling, packaging and labelling operations ranging from bulk deliveries to packs of 1 liter bottles.


1GMP or Good Manufacturing Practices are quality assurance guidelines applied in the pharmaceutical industry. GMP inspections are performed by National Regulatory Agencies.




SOLVAY PEROXIDES Business Unit is a worldwide market and technology leader in Hydrogen Peroxide. Providing functional qualities such as bleaching, oxidation or disinfection, it delivers products and services to the pulp, chemicals, aquaculture, food, mining, waste water treatment, homecare and textile industries. SOLVAY PEROXIDES operates 17 plants in North and South America, Europe & Middle East, Asia and Australia. It operates the biggest Hydrogen Peroxide plant in the world and is developing in parallel a new small satellite plant concept, myH2O2, designed for installation at customer’s sites. 

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 aeronautics 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 (SOLB.BE) is listed on EURONEXT Brussels and EURONEXT Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).