Solvay in the Home Care Industry

With over 40 years of experience in the home care industry, Solvay displays extensive innovation in the development of effective and sustainable home care solutions for an evolving market. 

As today’s formulators search for multifunctional ingredients that create simple, yet highly effective home care products, Solvay provides superior ingredients for implementation in advanced cleaning solutions. Our broad portfolio of home care specialty chemicals is developed using responsibly sourced, natural and renewable ingredients for high-performing cleaning, hygiene and home care products.

Solvay is a leading provider of surfactants, such as amphoterics, nonionics, anionics and cationics, and specialty polymers, including surface modification polymers for shine and easy cleaning, soil release polymers for laundry or natural rheology modifiers. Solvay maintains core expertise in formulating high-performing and sustainable home care cleaning products and detergents, as well as in modifying interfaces and surfaces for a perfect shine and impressive cleaning results.

"Our team of scientists continually innovates multifunctional, high-performing and sustainable ingredients for effortless cleaning formulations in every part of the home."

Galder Cristobal, Research & Innovation Director, Home & Personal Care at Solvay
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Solvay’s Superior Home Care Products

Today’s consumers are searching for effortless cleaning formulations that help maintain a healthy and clean home. Products must be renewably and responsibly sourced without harmful chemicals, and formulators must create these products with non-ecotoxic ingredients that maintain excellent cleaning performance. 

Solvay’s broad portfolio of innovative materials for safe, naturally derived home care products is used in a variety of applications including superior dishwashing liquids and detergents, hard-surface formulations for easy cleaning, and effective laundry and fabric care solutions. 

Solvay’s Sustainable Solutions for Home Care

As cleaning solutions evolve over time, Solvay remains committed to delivering sustainability in home care cleaning ingredients that surpass market standards. From developing a groundbreaking sustainable sourcing policy for palm oil derivatives to our Sustainable Guar Initiative and Sustainable Portfolio Management (SPM) tool, Solvay has experience developing advanced, eco-labelled ingredients with high renewable carbon indexes for sustainable solutions. Additionally, while Solvay prioritizes the development of sustainable ingredients, we also emphasize the importance of sustainable energy. We have developed Solwatt® as our energy management program to reduce our environmental footprint across the globe. In addition to our internal commitments to sustainability, we adhere to a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies including Gold Recognition through Ecovadis, a B ranking with CDP Forests, recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and a partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for circular economies

Solvay’s Commitment to Innovation

Today’s consumers are increasingly aware of the impact harmful chemicals can have on their physical well-being and the health of the planet. Accordingly, they are searching for home care products that are gentle on the environment but tough on household dirt and grime. Formulators face a unique challenge in developing these safe, eco-friendly cleaning products while also streamlining the cleaning process for consumers. Solvay provides innovative and high-performing ingredients for home care products that stay ahead of industry trends and reduce the use of harmful chemicals and preservatives in cleaning products. Our Global Research and Innovation Network spans five continents and consists of home care specialty chemical experts from across the globe to collaborate and develop sustainable home care cleaning solutions that address the most significant problems facing today’s consumers. 

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