Press release

Chase Plastics joins Nexeo Solutions on Solvay’s roster of U.S. distributors, significantly expanding availability of its high-performance Amodel® PPA resins to North American customers

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2015– Solvay Specialty Polymers, a leading global supplier of high-performance polymers, announced today that it has appointed Chase Plastics, a stocking distributor of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics, as its newest U.S. distributor of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA)resin. Chase Plastic’s comprehensive North American sales coverage and more than 2,500 buying accounts will expand market access and technical support for Amodel® PPA customers. The appointment went into effect on Oct. 1.

“Solvay Specialty Polymers is pleased to have Chase as part of our team and we look forward to working with them to meet rising demand for our Amodel® PPA in high-growth end-markets,” said Tom Wood, senior vice president and head of Crystalline Products for Solvay Specialty Polymers. “We welcome Chase who, along with Nexeo Solutions, will further strengthen our ability to support the design goals and competitive growth of our customers in North America.”

The addition of Chase Plastics will not affect Solvay Specialty Polymers’ order fulfillment policies. Solvay will continue to accept and fill direct orders that meet the company’s established minimum order quantities. Small lot orders of Amodel® PPA will be available through Chase Plastics and Nexeo Solutions. Both companies will continue to distribute Solvay’s Ryton® PPS products, as they have for many years.

Solvay’s Amodel® PPA product portfolio contains well over 100 different grades of the semi-crystalline thermoplastic, which offers excellent mechanical properties, outstanding dimensional stability, exceptional elevated thermal performance and good processability. Solvay was the first company to commercialize PPA and it developed its Amodel® PPA family to meet stringent application demands in wide range of industries, including automotive, transportation, industrial equipment, water handling, telecommunications, electrical/electronics, coatings, composites, food service applications and consumer goods.

About Solvay Specialty Polymers

Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers – fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, fluorinated fluids, semi-aromatic polyamides, sulfone polymers, aromatic ultra-high performance polymers, high barrier polymers and cross-linked high-performance compounds – for use in Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Automotive, Healthcare, Membranes, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Plumbing, Semiconductors, Wire & Cable, and other industries. Learn more at www.solvayspecialtypolymers.com.

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 26,000 people in 52 countries and generated 10.2 billion euros in net sales in 2014. Solvay SA is listed on EURONEXT Brussels and Paris (SOLB) , Bloomberg (SOLB:BB), and Reuters (SOLB.BR).