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Solvay Completes Acquisition of ERCA Industrial Assets in Brazil to Double Surfactant Production Capacity.

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Brussels, Belgium – Solvay has completed the acquisition of the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química, Ltda. in Brazil, enabling the Group to more than double its surfactant production capacity in the country and to expand its access to one of the world’s largest personal care and agrochemicals markets.

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Arevo Labs Announces Carbon Fiber and Nanotube-Reinforced High Performance Materials for 3D Printing Process.

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

California, United States – Arevo Labs, a Silicon Valley startup, announced the availability of technology and materials to create Ultra Strong High Performance Polymer parts using a 3D printing process. Supported materials include High Performance Polymers such as KetaSpire® PEEK, AvaSpire® PAEK, Radel® PPSU and PrimoSpire® SRP. Arevo’s offering consists of Proprietary Carbon Fiber and Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforced High […]

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Solvay Records Net Sales of € 2,417 Million in Q4, 2013.

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Brussels, Belgium – In the fourth quarter of 2013, group net sales of € 2,417 m, fell (5)% as a deflationary raw material environment affected pricing (3)% and foreign exchange developments weighed (4)%. This was partly compensated for by Chemlogics’ two month contribution +3%. Volumes at Group level were down (1)% entirely due to the phasing out of […]

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Solvay Opens Flagship Research & Innovation Center in Singapore.

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Brussels, Belgium – Solvay announced the opening of a new Research & Innovation center in Singapore, which will be the Group’s core innovation ground for its Consumer Chemicals growth engine in the Asia-Pacific region. Located in Singapore’s Biopolis research hub, the 1,100 square-meter laboratory will lead worldwide innovation projects

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Solvay to Increase Natural Soda Ash Production Capacity in United States.

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Brussels, Belgium – Solvay plans to increase its annual production capacity of natural soda ash at its Green River plant in Wyoming by 150,000 metric tons as of early next year, to meet growing demand of its U.S. export markets. “This capacity expansion is an important step in Solvay’s three-year action plan to reinforce its global […]

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Solvay Closes Strategic Investment in Aonix.

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Georgia, United States – Solvay Specialty Polymers confirmed that it has closed a major strategic investment in Aonix Advanced Materials Corp. and acquired a minority stake in the company. The investment lays the foundation for a partnership that will be a leader in the fast growing market for thermoplastic composites. “Investments of this size are […]

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Solvay Appoints Pascal Juéry in the Executive Committee.

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Brussels, Belgium – Solvay announced the appointment of Pascal Juéry as member of its Executive Committee. Until then he was President of the Group’s Essential Chemicals activity. Having graduated at the European Business School of Paris (ESCP-Europe), Pascal Juéry began his career at the internal audit team of Rhône-Poulenc in 1988, following a first professional experience […]

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Solvay to Sell its Stake in Solvay Indupa to Braskem.

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Belgium / Brazil –  Solvay announces it has signed a binding agreement with Braskem, Brazil’s leading PVC producer, to sell its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa. This transaction comes after Solvay classified Solvay Indupa as an “Asset held for sale” from the fourth quarter of 2012. “This divestment is part of Solvay’s strategic portfolio management. […]

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Solvay Signs a Worldwide Social and Environmental Responsibility Agreement with IndustriALL Global Union.

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Switzerland / Belgium –  Solvay announces that it has signed a worldwide social and environmental responsibility agreement with IndustriALL Global Union. The official signing ceremony took place in the presence of Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL, and Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay. At the ceremony, Albert Kruft as Secretary of Solvay’s European Works Council, also […]

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Solvay Generates 90% of the Turnover in Activities, Records 26% in Revenue Growth in Performance Chemicals.

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Belgium, Brussels – Solvay published quarterly unaudited restated financial information for the first nine months of 2013 and the full year 2012 taking into account European Chlorovinyls’ discontinued operations. On May 7th, 2013 Solvay and Ineos signed a non-binding letter of intent for the combination of their respective European Chlorovinyls activities into a 50/50 Joint […]

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