Press release

Cranbury, NJ Dec. 2nd, 2015 – Solvay’s global business unit Novecare launched today FeSOLV, a new product line to its Bricorr®corrosion and scale control family that treats iron sulfide solids generated in fracking and production systems. These chemical solids and particulates contribute to equipment corrosion and degrade the quality of water used in oilfield operations. 

The FeSOLV range of enhanced THPS*-based formulations are specifically designed for the prevention and mitigation of both adherent and particulate iron sulfide.With FeSOLV, Solvay Novecare now has a complete offering to deal with solids in stimulation and production activities. The new linedelivers enhanced dissolution of all forms of iron sulfide solids, improving flow, well productivity and the quality of produced water. 

“The new FeSOLV formulations raise the bar in efficacy compared to traditional iron sulfide control technologies, offering our customers a more cost-effective treatment with greater options and formulation flexibility,” explained Chris Jones, Global Business Development Director for Microbial Solutions, Solvay Novecare. “FeSOLVcomplements our industry-leading Tolcide® family of biocides that treat stringently-regulated bacterial solids and particulates in the US, Canadian and EU markets.” 

The new line will be marketed for the control of non-biogenically induced iron sulfide and available globally with the exception of the European Union where iron sulfide control is covered by the Union’s Biocidal Product regulations. 

*Tetrakishydroxymethyl Phosphonium Sulfate

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