The Largest Portfolio of the Highest Performing Polymers

Solvay, a world leader in high performance polymers, offers an unmatched portfolio of Specialty Polymers with over 35 product lines available in more than 1500 formulations designed for use in demanding markets around the world. These high performance plastics, polymers, fluids and elastomers are designed to meet the property requirements of demanding industries.

Critical performance factors includes: exceptional heat resistance and chemical inertness; strength and toughness; fatigue and wear resistance; high, low and fluctuating temperature resistance; corrosion, abrasion and weathering protection; water and stain repellency; electrical inertness; fire safety; biocompatibility and many more. 

Industries Served

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Automotive

Advanced material solutions that help engineers design lighter vehicles, increase transmission efficiency and integrate rapidly changing fuel and energy storage technologies.

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Additive Manufacturing

Solvay combines the manufacturing possibilities of 3D printing with the superior mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of our unmatched portfolio of high-performance materials.

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Batteries

Where metal once ruled, Solvay's partially-fluorinated polymers are transforming batteries through increased efficiency, lighter weight and reduced environmental impact.

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Healthcare

Powerful combinations of sterilization and disinfection compatibility; heat, moisture, impact resistance; molding techniques and biocompatibility ratings provide design flexibility within industry regulations.

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Electrical & Electronics

Specialized formulations offer high flow for small complex geometries, exceptional electrical properties, purity, haptics, surface finishes and durability. 

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Consumer Goods

Specialty polymers provide strong, lightweight alternatives to metals and high performance options to engineering polymers, delivering better mechanical properties, higher heat resistance, inherent flame retardancy, and high-quality surface finish.

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Building & Construction

Specialty polymers offer proven solutions for architectural coatings, electrical, heating and sanitary systems for the building and construction industry.

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Industrial Applications

Broad array of solutions offering extraordinary resistance to chemicals and extreme temperatures combined with superior mechanical properties, barrier properties, high purity and low surface energy. 

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Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas applications must deliver reliable performance in the harshest operating conditions. Solvay offers the largest portfolio of specialty polymers that meet these demanding requirements.

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Amorphous polymers are inherently transparent materials and predominantly unreinforced.
Semi-crystalline polymers are opaque or translucent and may be unreinforced or compounded with additives such as glass, minerals and impact modifiers.
Elastomers are polymers that can be stretched, and upon release, return to their original shape without permanent deformation. Their ability to conform to the geometries of adjacent surfaces makes them ideally suited for sealing applications.
Fluids are liquid polymers that are typically clear and colorless. They can be neutral and inert but also functionalized to make them soluble in water or made to stick to various substrates.
 

Solvay's Portfolio of Specialty Polymers

Biomaterials for
Implantable Devices

Elastomers

Films

Fluoropolymers

Fluorinated Fluids

Functional Fluids

High Barrier Polymers

Lightweighting Solutions

Liquid Crystal Polymers

 

      Ultra Polymers

      Polyamides, Aromatic

      Polyphenylene Sulfide

      Sulfone Polymers

      Polyesters, High-Performance

      Polymer Processing Aids

      Specialty Materials

       

      Chemistries

      Abbreviation

      Chemistry

      Brand

      EAP

      electro-active polymer

      solvene® EAP

      ECTFE

      ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene

      Halar® ECTFE

      FKM

      fluoroelastomer

      Tecnoflon® FKM

      FFKM

      perfluoroelastomer (fully fluorinated)

      Tecnoflon® PFR FFKM

      HPP

      high-performance polyester

      Lavanta® HPP

      HPPA

      high-performance polyamide

      Kalix® HPPA

      Omnix® HPPA

      LCP

      liquid crystal polymer

      Xydar® LCP 

      PAEK

      polyaryletherketone

      AvaSpire® PAEK

      PAI

      polyamide-imide

      Torlon® PAI

      PARA

      polyarylamide

      Ixef® PARA

      PEEK

      polyetheretherketone

      KetaSpire® PEEK

      Zeniva® PEEK

      PESU

      polyethersulfone

      Veradel® PESU

      Virantage® PESU

      PFA & MFA®

      perfluoroalkoxy

      Hyflon® PFA & MFA®

      PFPE

      perfluoropolyether

      Fluorolink® PFPE

      Fomblin® PFPE

      Galden® PFPE

      Solvera® PFPE

      PFSA

      perfluorosulfonic acid

      Aquivion® PFSA

      PPA

      polyphthalamide

      Amodel® PPA

      PPS

      polyphenylene sulfide

      Ryton® PPS

      PPSU

      polyphenylsulfone

      Acudel® modified PPSU

      Radel® PPSU

      Veriva® PPSU

      PSU

      polysulfone

      Eviva® PSU

      Udel® PSU

      PTFE

      polytetrafluoroethylene

      Algoflon® PTFE

      Polymist® PTFE micronized powders

      PVDF

      polyvinylidene fluoride

      Hylar® PVDF

      Solef® PVDF

      PVDC

      polyvinylidene chloride

      Diofan® PVDC

      Ixan® PVDC

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      Technical Data Sheets

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