Solvay, asking more from chemistry

Solvay is an international chemical Group that assists its industrial clients 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. Its products serve many markets, including energy and the environment, automotive and aeronautics, electrical and electronics. Solvay’s chemists seek to bring sustainable responses to the challenges facing our planet.

  • Headquarters in Brussels
  • €10,2 million of net sales
  • 26,000 employees
  • 119 industrial sites & presence in 52 countries
  • 15 major R&I centers

We meet our customers’ needs for differentiation, regulation, sustainable development

Polymers for energy and the environment, automotive and aeronautics, electrical and electronics


Polymer developments at Solvay

A unique range of polymers

Anticipating ever increasing worldwide demand for “clean” technologies and energy, the development of our range of polymers is focusing on highly dynamic sectors like:

  • aerospace and transportation
  • smart devices
  • energy
  • Healthcare

We are developing:

  • lightweight extreme temperature-resistant materials contributing to lighter vehicules
  • flame-retardant materials and heat-resistant engineering plastics improving the livespans of hybrid and electric vehicles
  • solid, high temperature-resistant polyamides for smartphone casings
  • UV resistant polymer mainly used as a film to protect photovoltaic panels
  • a unique range of thermoplastics for implantable and non-implantable medical devices

Collaborating for higher value

We are convinced that open innovation, involving players from every horizon, is the best way to progress faster and better. We have four mixed laboratories with French National Center for Scientific Research and Universities in USA, France, and China.

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