Solvay Withdraws its Full-Year Guidance, Reduces Capex in view of COVID-19 Impact

Solvay announced that it is withdrawing its full year 2020 guidance issued in February due to heightened uncertainty and prolonged duration of events caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The company has reduced its capital expenditure plans for the year by over €250 million ($273 million). “During these challenging times, we are mobilized and we … Read more Solvay Withdraws its Full-Year Guidance, Reduces Capex in view of COVID-19 Impact

DOMO Completes Acquisition of Solvay’s Nylon Business in Europe

DOMO Chemicals, a leading producer of engineering materials announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe. The acquired business includes Engineering Plastics operations in France and Poland; High Performance Fibers in France; Polymer and Intermediates operations in France, Spain and Poland. The agreement also involves a joint venture … Read more DOMO Completes Acquisition of Solvay’s Nylon Business in Europe

Solvay Boosts Light Stabilizers Capacity at West Virginia Site

Solvay’s new high molecular weight (HMW) hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) capacity is now online, complementing existing HALS production at the Willow Island, West Virginia, USA, site. The facility was designed with the latest improvements in technology to ensure operator safety, reduce impact on the environment, and improve the quality and consistency of Solvay’s HALS … Read more Solvay Boosts Light Stabilizers Capacity at West Virginia Site

Solvay Opens Thermoplastic Composites Innovation Centers in the U.S. and in Europe

Solvay has opened two innovation centers dedicated to thermoplastic composites in the United States and Belgium, reinforcing its research and innovation (R&I) capabilities and engagement with customers, in high performance materials for the aerospace, automotive and oil & gas markets.  The opening of both centers follows Solvay’s creation in April of its thermoplastic composites platform … Read more Solvay Opens Thermoplastic Composites Innovation Centers in the U.S. and in Europe

Solvay’s New Polyethersulfone Unit in India Comes On-stream

Solvay has started the operation of its new Veradel PESU (polyethersulfone) line at its plant in Panoli, India. Solvay is raising capacity to address significant demand mainly from the Healthcare and Water Treatment industries, for this high-performance thermoplastic material. This capacity increase is a part of Solvay’s plan, announced in 2017, to raise sulfone polymers … Read more Solvay’s New Polyethersulfone Unit in India Comes On-stream

Solvay Expands Aerospace Thermoplastic Composites Capacity in US

Solvay is expanding its thermoplastic composites capacity with a new production line at its U.S. facility in Anaheim, California, underscoring its commitment to meeting strong demand growth from aerospace customers for this high performance material and Solvay’s proprietary and unique technology. Solvay will have multiplied its qualified capacity by four since 2016 with the commissioning … Read more Solvay Expands Aerospace Thermoplastic Composites Capacity in US

Domo Chemicals to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business in Europe for €300M

DOMO Chemicals and Solvay have signed an agreement for DOMO to acquire Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe. This includes Engineering Plastics operations in France and Poland; High-Performance Fibers in France; Polymer and Intermediates operations in France, Spain and Poland. The agreement also involves a joint venture between BASF and DOMO in France for the … Read more Domo Chemicals to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business in Europe for €300M

Solvay to Increase Hydroquinone Capacity in Europe by 20%

Solvay is raising its European capacity of hydroquinone by 20%, enhancing the security of supply on three continents and to meet increasing demand for diphenol inhibitors used as additives by the monomer industry. This capacity expansion at its plant in Saint-Fons, France is accomplished by debottlenecking the existing unit and follows a recent capacity increase … Read more Solvay to Increase Hydroquinone Capacity in Europe by 20%