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Solvay SA: Segment Analysis

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Business Description

Solvay SA (Solvay) is a chemical manufacturing company. It specializes in production of specialty polymers, specialty chemicals, silica, functional polymers and chlorovinyls among others.

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R&D Overview

Solvay’s research and development (R&D) efforts focus on in clean mobility and resource efficiency to create options for future growth. The company had 21 R&D centers across the world including nine in Europe, seven in North America, four in Asia and Rest of the world, and one in Latin America.

Business Segments

Overview

Includes soda ash & derivatives, peroxides, coatis, and Silica business units. It serves building and construction, consumer goods and food industries. Soda ash & derivatives manufactures and markets soda ash and sodium bicarbonate to flat and container glass industries as well as for detergents, agro, and food industries. Peroxides offers hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) primarily to the paper industry to bleach pulp. It also serves to chemicals, food and textile applications. Coatis manufactures glycerin-based sustainable solvents and specialty phenols mainly for the Latin American market. Its products are used in the production of synthetic resins for foundries, construction and abrasives. Silica provides highly dispersible silica primarily used for fuel-efficient and performance tire.

Performance

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Overview

Offers high-performance materials and sustainable mobility solutions for reducing weight and improving CO2 and energy efficiency. It serves primarily for automotive, aerospace, electronics and health markets. Includes specialty polymers, and composite materials business units. Specialty polymers provide over 1,500 products with widest range of high performance polymers. It has expertise in aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers and fluoropolymers, Products are used in in the electronics, automotive, aircraft, and healthcare industries. Composite materials offer optimal material solutions to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics of customers’ requirement in civil and military aircraft manufacturers.

Performance

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Overview

Includes Novecare, Technology Solutions, Aroma and Special Chem business unit. Novecare which develops and produces formulations that changes the properties of liquids. It offers solutions to the oil and gas industry. Technology Solutions is a specialty mining reagents, phosphine-based chemistry, and offers solutions for stabilization of polymers. Aroma Performance produces vanillin for the flavors & fragrances industries and also produces synthetic intermediates which are used in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and electronics. Special Chem offers fluor and rare-earth formulations for automotive, semi-conductor, and lighting applications

Performance

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