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Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China


Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion, to meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s fast-growing automotive industry and multiple other high-end markets.As Solvay Specialty Polymers’ ...


Solvay launches production of highly dispersible silica in Poland


Solvay is hosting a ceremony to mark the production launch of Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) at its new state-of-the-art plant in Wloclawek, Poland, to address strong and growing regional demand for energy saving tires. Polish authorities and other dignitaries present at the ceremony welcomed ...


Solvay to build bio-based epichlorohydrin plant in China


Solvay announced its Thai affiliate Vinythai will serve the growing Chinese epichlorohydrin market with a new production plant in Taixing, China. The plant with an initial capacity of 100,000 tons epichlorohydrin per year requires an investment of EUR 155 million and should become ...


Solvay has successfully commisioned the largest PEM fuel cell at Solvin's Antwerp plant

H2 powered industrial demonstration 1 MW Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell


Solvay announced it has successfully commissioned its 1 MegaWatt (MW) industrial demonstration Fuel Cell at the SolVin plant in Lillo, Antwerp, Belgium. This Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell converts coproduced hydrogen (H2) in the plant into electricity and is now producing for weeks at ...


Solvay commissions the largest hydrogen peroxide plant in the world in Thailand

New world-class HP plant is serving mainly as dedicated raw material source for propylene oxide production


Solvay announced that MTP HPJV (Thailand) Ltd, its hydrogen peroxide joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), has successfully commissioned the largest hydrogen peroxide (HP) plant in the world. The production process of the new plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, is based on Solvay's ...


Solvay to build large specialty polymers production plant in China


Solvay announced it has launched a project to build a specialty polymers production plant for SOLEF® Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Tecnoflon® Fluoroelastomers (FKM) and their essential monomer VF2 in China to satisfy the growing demand for these high value-added specialty polymers in Asia. The ...


Solvay and Tianjin Soda ash plant set up joint soda ash plant in China

Solvay invests EUR 16 million in 30% stake in Chinese soda ash plant and gets direct access to the very large Chinese soda ash market


Solvay announces that it has concluded an agreement with the Chinese soda ash producer Tianjin Soda Ash Plant under which Solvay will invest EUR 16 million in two steps to acquire a 30% participation in the soda ash plant built in Bin Hai near the city of Tianjin, China. Solvay will also provide ...


Solvay launches project to build an epichlorohydrin production plant in China


Solvay announced that it is studying the construction of an epichlorohydrin production plant in Taixing, China, with an initial capacity of 100,000 tons per year. The plant, which is expected to start producing in 2013, will be based on Solvay's Epicerol® technology. The company has already ...


Solvay will expand compounding capacity for specialty polymers in China

EUR 21 million investment in new capacity to satisfy surging demand


Solvay announced that it has decided to build a specialty polymers compounding plant at its site in Changshu in the province of Jiangsu, China. Start-up of the plant is expected in the last quarter of 2012. The plant will satisfy the growing demand for specialty polymers in China and requires the ...


EBRD invests EUR 52 million in Russian integrated PVC producer RusVinyl


Solvay announced that the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved an equity investment of EUR 52 million in SolVin Holding Nederland on the 21st of July. This investment will support the construction of RusVinyl, the largest integrated PVC ...


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