Surface protection with innovative and sustainable coatings solutions from Solvay

Solvay offers a comprehensive portfolio of coatings solutions. Coatings customers rely on Solvay ingredients and solutions — performance rheology monomers, high-performance coating resins, additive technologies, green solvents and more — to develop coatings formulations that conform to today’s environmental standards.

Our solutions can be used to create coatings, ink and adhesive formulations that offer greater durability, weather resistance, temperature resistance, mechanical resistance, anti-stain and anti-stick properties, excellent adhesion, improved surface wetting, enhanced stability, higher gloss, greater pigment dispersion and color development as well as improved stability, open-time, freeze-thaw and better foam control.


Driven by sustainability 

Environmental concerns are among the key drivers behind the reformulation of well-established systems, forcing formulators to overcome additional challenges, such as the conversion to VOC- and APE-free systems or ensuring compatibility with low- to VOC-free formulations.

Our comprehensive paint and coatings solutions portfolio

Anionic emulsifiers and nonionic surfactants

Our technologies include (but not limited to) environmentally friendly solutions such as anionic emulsifiers:

  • Abex® Range: Enhanced performance in architectural coatings with non-ionic specialty emulsifier surfactants
  • Rhodafac® Range for coatings: Corrosion prevention in high performance protective coatings
  • Aerosol® SurfactantsImproved performance in waterborne coatings  systems with Solvay’s range of specialty emulsifier solutions and nonionic surfactants
  • Rhodasurf® Range: Enhanced performance in polymer systems and finished coatings formulations
Coatings adhesion and rheology monomers

Specialty monomers for adhesion and more:

  • Sipomer® range: Enhanced performance in waterborne coatings with Solvay’s extensive portfolio of specialty monomers

Performance and rheology monomers:

  • Rhodoline® Range: Extensive portfolio of high-performance additives to enhance performance in waterborne coatings
  • Rhodoline® 3000 Series:  APE-free wetting and dispersing agents for low- and zero-VOC colorants in coatings and inks
  • Rhodoline® WA Series: APE-free pigment-wetting agents for paints and coatings
  • Rhodoline® DF Series:  Defoamer additives to prevent foam formation
  • Fentamine® specialty amines
High-performance coating resins

Solvay offers high-performance coating resins such as Torlon® PAI, Hylar® PVDF, Hyflon® PFA/MFA®, Diofan® PVDC and Ixan® PVDC.

Green solvents

Solvay's offering includes a wide range of green solvents such as Augeo™ SL 191 and Rhodiasolv® IRIS, Infinity® E, CYASORB CYNERGY® UV protection solutions and CYASTAT® antistatic agents.

A diversified offering