Solvay offers a wide range of products and solutions designed for enterprises and small businesses across a variety of industries. 

Amines

Organic amines, primary, secondary and tertiary fatty amines, are well known for their use as synthesis intermediates for cationic, amphoteric and nonionic surfactants.

They also play an important role in many processes which require the amine chemicals to function as additives to improve the efficiency and reliability.

  • Amine Ether
  • Amines
  • Fatty Amines
  • Specialty Amines
Antioxidants and Stabilizers

Solvay has over 60 years of experience in the UV stabilization of polymers and has developed innovative additive technologies that have helped the plastics industry grow. Our products serve a critical role in effectively enhancing physical properties and in preventing color fade, surface crazing, and gloss loss in plastic and coatings. We focus on understanding the needs of individual customers and markets to continuously develop innovative UV stabilizer solutions that address specific market and application needs. Our global technical support team partners with customers to understand their specific application requirements and identify solutions that help polymers last longer and perform better.

Solvay’s polymer additives offer a range of technically superior products that enhance the performance of agricultural films, automotive interiors and exteriors, rotomolded parts, membranes, building and construction parts, performance fibers, coatings, electronic components, and a variety of other plastic applications. 

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Barium and Strontium Derivatives

Solvay produces a wide range of Barium and Strontium compounds. Our expertise and know-how gathered in more than 100 years of production, enables us to offer a broad assortment of high-quality customized products to suit your needs within a range of applications such as in displays, glass, ferrites, bricks, batteries, tiles and ceramics among others.

We ensure that our products constantly offer the highest quality levels by performing continuous chemical and technical audits on raw materials, production processes and final products.

  • Barium derivatives
  • Strontium derivatives

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Calcium and Magnesium Derivatives

Calcium Chloride is one of Solvay's oldest products, and it still remains important today. Over the years, Solvay has adapted the applications of CASO® to meet the demands of users as diverse as the agricultural and food & feed industries and civil engineering. It is also used extensively in the oil industry, in water treatment processes, for treating roads in winter and summer, and for domestic and industrial dehumidification.

Our IXPER® products, based on calcium and magnesium peroxides, are used to provide the performance benefits of hydrogen peroxide (oxygen release, bleaching, reduction of odors, oxidation), delivered in a stable, sparingly soluble powder form. The intrinsic chemical stability and the thermal stability are excellent, whereas the solubility in water is very low. The characteristics of IXPER® products, and in particular their ability to release oxygen slowly, make them suitable for use in a wide range of applications.

  • Calcium Derivatives
  • Calcium or Magnesium Peroxides
Composites

As a top tier supplier to the aerospace engineered materials market known for our technology leadership and the value Solvay brings to our customers: scale and technical capability, profitability in the top quartile of peers, double-digit earnings growth in previous business cycles.

Combining 50 years of technology heritage, a comprehensive product portfolio and expertise in design materials and process engineering to deliver innovative customer solutions that maximize technology capability and simplify manufacturing.  

We also provide advanced composite and adhesive materials for extreme-demand environments, radical temperature changes, aircraft material expansion and contraction and other external conditions. 

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Flavors and Fragrances

Thanks to unique synthesis routes, Solvay also offers leading products for the food, flavor and fragrance industries, such as the Rhodiarome® ethyl-vanillin and Rhovanil® vanillin product ranges.

Solvay has developed specific environmentally-friendly processes which are fully integrated in a single site from catechol to ensure food safety and no cross contamination risk. These routes are acknowledged as the Best Available Technologies in terms of reduced water and energy consumptions to obtain for instance a chlorine-free vanillin, with a consistent high purity level.

Solvay’s products are compliant with the most demanding quality certifications. They ensure food safety, GMO-free, HACCP conformity, non-allergen, and Kosher or Halal certifications according to customer needs.

  • Vanillin, ethylvanillin 
  • Vanilla flavor
  • Ketone
Fluorine Derivatives

Solvay’s portfolio of fluorine products are at the forefront of many critical applications. From uses in the intricate etching of semiconductors to ozone friendly alternatives in polyurethane insulation products, Solvay delivers fluorine solutions with high-performance profile. 

With our state-of-the-art application technologies we serve customers with a full range of fluorochemicals. Our offer includes elemental fluorine, inorganic fluorides, organic intermediates and a large choice of fluorinated specialties.

Due to their unique properties, fluorinated molecules are key for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical and agro-chemical ingredients,brazing of aluminum heat exchangers (Nocolok®) and for electronic applications.

Lithium Derivatives

Lithium salts (LiTFSI - lithium bis-trifluoromethanesulfonimide) have become an essential component of Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Solvay LiTFSI is the lithium salt market reference with outstanding electrochemical properties, high stability (chemical and thermal) that ensure safety and performance to its main end-use applications: electrical vehicles, e-bikes, flat panel screens, smartphone, laptop & powertools.

We also offer Lithium Cryolite (Li3AlF6), which is used for the production of abrasives, welding agents and soldering agents.

  • Lithium Chemicals
Mining chemicals
Peroxygens

We are the leading supplier of peroxygen-based products to traditional industrial consumers – pulp and paper, textile and chemical manufacturing industries – as well as to leading applications, including aerospace, semiconductor and consumer electronics. 

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is mainly used by the paper industry to bleach pulp and to produce propylene oxide. Its properties are also of interest to many markets like chemicals, food, textiles and environment.

  • Biocides
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Persalts
Phenols and Derivatives

Phenol and derivatives produced by Solvay are used in the production of synthetic resins employed in foundries, construction and abrasives. We provide substitute products that meet the current challenges of sustainable development thanks to a portfolio of competitive products and privileged access to bio-sourced raw materials (ethanol and glycerol). 

We also produce Diphenols, which are organic molecules resulting from the controlled oxidation of phenol. We provide in particular hydroquinone, catechol and derivatives: guaiacol, veratrole, guetol, ODEB, IBCH, PMP (Paramethoxyphenol), PDMB and TBC (tertio butylcatechol). These products fully meet the specific needs of the agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and monomer inhibitors markets.

  • Diphenol derivatives
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Monomers
  • Phenol derivatives
Phosphorus Specialties

For more than 150 years, Solvay has led the way in developing innovative, proprietary products and technologies based on phosphorus chemistry. Our products are used in a range of applications: fumigation, electronics, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, catalyst ligands, coatings and quantum dots, among others.

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Global minded and forward thinking, we partner with our customers to support their applications today and innovate for their needs tomorrow. We are fueled by our customers’ desire to stay one step ahead of their increasingly challenging business environments using our unparalleled industry experience.

We have the research and scale-up capabilities to produce new products and are prepared to navigate development and regulatory challenges. Our ISO-certified sites in Niagara Falls, Canada, Oldbury, England, and Hengchang, China, are globally integrated research, small-scale and industrial-scale manufacturing locations. At Solvay, we work with our customers to safely and efficiently meet their purity, supply and scale-up needs to transition chemistries from lab quantities to industrial scale production.

A Solvay representative is ready to discuss your application needs and help develop a solution to address specific requirements. Together with our customers, we can unlock the potential of phosphorus chemistry to deliver more future.  

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Polymers

Solvay provides a completely integrated polyamide 6.6 value-chain,including a comprehensive range of Polyamide 6 and Polyamide 6.6 resins and engineering plastics designed to meet customer needs in the automotive & transportation, electrical & electronics, consumer goods and industry & processing industries.

We also produce Polyamide performance fibers which have a multitude of uses, from providing comfort for furnishings, upholstery, automotive, carpet, textiles and sportswear, to extreme durability for protective gear, jet pilot’s clothing, industrial abrasives and electrical insulation. Solvay markets a wide range of polyamide 6.6 tow, combining different counts (from 0.9 dtex to 22 dtex), lusters (dull to sparkling), and cross-sections, and shows now a position of worldwide leader in flock tow for automotive application.

Solvay also offers soil release polymers to boost cleaning in washing powders and liquids to maintain fabric’s whiteness as well as a range of synthetic polymers for hard surface cleaners.

Committed to bio-sourced and renewable raw materials, Solvay boasts a broad range of polymers derived from the guar plant with breakthrough innovations that respond to strong demand for sustainable solutions from both the agrochemicals and oil sectors. 

Solvay's cellulose acetate is produced from bio-sourced raw material in the form of wood pulp from sustainably managed forests. Its cellulose acetate filter tow covers various specifications of cigarette filters including more environmentally friendly ones.

  • Biobased Polymers (Guar...)
  • Inverse Emulsion polymers
  • Monomers
  • Polyamide
  • SBS
  • Specialty Monomers
  • Sustainable Polyamide
  • Synthetic Polymers (Polyacrylate, PET, ...)
Process Materials

Manufacturing composite parts involves use of a variety of consumable products to achieve maximum cohesion of the base materials. Layers of materials and resins are built up in layers to achieve the desired shape. Critical to part manufacture are the appropriate combination of materials for either open mold or closed mold applications.

Solvay offers consumable products in individual quantities or as tailor-made kits. Our kitting service encompasses the pre-cutting of consumables from simple predetermined shapes and dimensions through the compilation of complex multi-layer integrated vacuum bag assemblies. This service allows manufacturers to focus on their core tasks and avoid time spent preparing their consumables. Our world-class service, coupled with our product expertise, assures our customers get what they need. 

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Rare Earths and Metal Compounds

Rare earths are natural elements present in large quantities in the earth’s crust. Solvay formulates rare earth and metals into high-technology materials for use in automotive catalysis (emissions control for gasoline and diesel vehicles) or electronic applications (CMP, phosphors for low-energy lamps, LCD and plasma flat screens, precision optics, etc.). 

Solvay offers leading materials for gasoline catalysis: Actalys®-Optalys® range is present in more than one third of catalytic converters worldwide. Solvay’s materials reduce usage of precious metals whilst simultaneously improving catalytic converter performance and durability.

Aluminas are a major component in automotive catalytic converters and complement Solvay's rare earth product range for automotive emission control systems.

  • Alumina for catalysts
  • Cerium / Zirconium Mixed Oxide
  • Metal Oxide
  • Rare Earth Derivatives
  • Rare Earth Organometallic
  • Rare Earth Oxide
Silicium Derivatives

High performance silica is mostly used in polymer reinforcement - in particular rubber and elastomers - or as "carriers" for powdered food ingredients. Its main markets are the tire industry, nutraceutics and toothpaste. 

As the inventor of high-performance silicas in the 1990s, and the current world leader in silica technology, Solvay was the first to introduce on the market a dust-free micropearl form of precipitated silica. Solvay has participated in the development of a variety of innovative products such as energy-efficient tires, which are used by the major tire manufacturers to reduce vehicle’s fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions. Solvay’s latest innovation for the tire industry is the brand new Efficium® breakthrough Highly Dispersible Silica, delivering significant productivity benefits in handling, mixing and extrusion without compromising on performance.

  • Silica
Sodium Derivatives

Solvay produces more than 7 million tonnes of sodium carbonate both by the traditional Solvay ammonia process and by the refining of Trona ore. Our high quality soda ash meets customers’ specifications in accordance with all applicable safety, health and environmental standards.

Sodium bicarbonate serves the food and feed markets, the health sector, and is also used for flue gas treatment. For example, SOLVAir® Solutions help coal-based power plants, industrial or municipal waste incinerators to limit their acid gas emissions and improve air quality.

  • Caustic Soda
  • Soda Ash & Derivatives
  • Sodium Salts
Solvents

Solvay manufactures mainly two types of solvents: oxygenated solvents (acetone, acetic acid and its derivatives) and dibasic ester-based solvents, produced by diacid esterification with a number of alcohols.

Oxygenated solvents are used in the automotive industry (paints, metal cleaning), and industrial products (flexible packaging, coatings, adhesives, agrochemistry, textile, leather) or consumer goods. They have a high solvent power, low toxicity and a low impact on the ozone layer. They are biodegradable and are the primary alternative to chlorinated solvents.

Dibasic ester-based solvents are notably used in the treatment of metals and surface coatings, in paint formulations as well as in industrial cleaning. They are readily biodegradable, low VOC, non-toxic and eco-friendly; they address the strong growth in the demand for products meeting stricter environmental and use standards.

  • Flame Retardants
  • Fluorinated Chemicals
  • Green Solvents
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Oxygenated Solvents
Specialty Chemicals

Solvay  offers a range of fine chemical intermediates used in a variety of applications: fertilizer, artificial fabrics, plastic parts for automobiles, paints and varnishes, inks, etc.

  • Nitric Acid
Specialty Polymers

Solvay's broad portfolio of specialty polymers includes over 35 brands available in over 1,500 formulations designed for use in demanding applications around the world. Our specialty polymers are specifically engineered to address the challenges that design engineers face every day, meeting critical performance requirements for key markets: Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Batteries, Healthcare and many more.

  • Aromatic polyamides
  • Aromatics
  • Aromatics, Sulfones
  • Fluorinated Fluids
  • Fluoropolymers
  • High Performance Polyester
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyolefin
  • Polyvinylidene Chloride

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Sulfur Derivatives
Surfactants

Solvay supplies the entire spectrum of surfactant chemistries — cationic, anionic, non-ionic and amphoteric — tailoring their functions to a wide array of customer needs; e.g. bioactivation, foaming, antifoaming, surface modification, cleansing, emulsification, demulsification, rheology modification, texturization, ...

Solvay ranks first worldwide in mild surfactants and holds leading positions in amphoteric surfactants and phosphate ester anionic surfactants.

Committed to sustainability, Solvay boasts a global footprint dedicated to the production of primary non-ionic surfactants that significantly reduces its needs for raw materials transportation.

Solvay develops innovative surfactant systems  to provide solutions to its customers’ challenges:

Cost-effective performance; e.g. our structured surfactant liquids Miracare® SLB that boosts moisturizing and creamy texture effects of shower gels and shampoos or our Geronol® CF/AR bio-activator for concentrated glyphosate herbicide formulations
Sustainable products; e.g. our Miranol® range of amphoacetates is certified by Ecocert
 

  • Amphoteric
  • Anionic
  • Blend
  • Cationic
  • Non-ionic