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09.05.2019

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Solvay Realigns Structure and Responsibilities of Executive Committee

With an aim to accelerate value creation for the Solvay Group, the company has plans to simplify and realign its Executive Committee. With this new plan, members of the Executive Committee will be responsible for execution of corporate strategy and financial performance of their ...

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10.04.2019

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Solvay Makes Changes to its Executive Committee

Post the announcement, Solvay's Executive Committee will consist of five members: Ilham Kadri (Chair and CEO), Karim Hajjar (CFO), Vincent De Cuyper, Augusto Di Donfrancesco and Hua Du.

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27.02.2019

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Solvay Implements New Global Manufacturing Excellence Action Plan for Soda Ash, Bicarbonate Plants

The efficiency programme aims to increase the production capacity of soda ash by 500 kt and of sodium bicarbonate by 100 kt in the next two years. It will also ensure security of supply for the company’s soda ash and sodium bicarbonate customers.

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28.01.2019

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Solvay Links 2.3 Billion Dollar Credit to Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Solvay has agreed to link the terms of an existing $ 2.3 billion revolving credit facility to a reduction in greenhouse gases. The company concluded this positive incentive agreement with its syndicate of nine banks.

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30.07.2018

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Solvay to Expand Resin Mixing Capacity at Greenville Facility

Solvay announced the groundbreaking of its manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the resin mixing capacity at its Greenville site to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers.

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02.04.2018

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Solvay Makes Changes to Support Customer Requirements

The company is now strongly focussing on high-performance materials, tailored solutions and changing customer base to enhance its long-term growth.

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02.04.2018

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Solvay Makes Changes to Support Customer Requirements

The company is now strongly focussing on high-performance materials, tailored solutions and changing customer base to enhance its long-term growth.

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02.03.2018

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Solvay Appoints New Business Unit Presidents

Solvay has appointed Rodrigo Elizondo as President of Special Chem Global Business Unit, and Michael Finelli as President of the GBU Speciality Polymers.

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14.02.2018

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Solvay Completes Sale of Charleston Plant and Accelerates Succession of CEO

Solvay has completed the sale of its US facility in Charleston, South Carolina, and the phosphorus derivatives-based products made at the plant to German specialty chemicals company Lanxess. In a separate press release, the company announced that the Board of Directors was inform...

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15.11.2017

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Lanxess Announces Acquisition of Solvay's Phosphorus Additives Business in the USA

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess and Solvay have signed an agreement for the Germany company to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business with a US production site from Belgian chemical group.

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08.11.2017

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Solvay Inaugurates PVDF Plant in China

Solvay has inaugurated its Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) plant in China, to meet growing global demand for this thermoplastic polymer in energy-efficient, environmental and industrial applications.

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29.10.2017

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Solvay Starts-Up Compounding Unit in Mexico

Solvay Performance Polyamides announced the start of production of engineering plastics in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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06.10.2017

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Solvay Expands Global Production of Sulfone Polymers

Solvay is expanding its global production capacity in sulfone polymers in India and the United States to address demand growth from mainly the medical and water treatment industries for this high-performance thermoplastic material.

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20.09.2017

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BASF Acquires Solvay's Polyamides Business

Solvay announced that BASF agreed to acquire its Polyamides business for € 1.6 billion (approx. $ 1.92 billion).

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13.09.2017

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Solvay to launch PEKK Resin Production for Thermoplastic Composites

Solvay will begin producing high-performance polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) polymers in the United States early next year, to support its composite materials business in meeting growing aerospace demand.

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12.06.2017

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Solvay Wraps Up Sale of Polyolefin Cross-Linkable Compounds Business

Solvay has finalized the divestment of its polyolefin cross-linkable compounds business in Italy to family-owned group Finproject.

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02.06.2017

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Solvay Completes Sale of Cigarette-Filter Business

Solvay has completed the divestment of its cellulose acetate tow business, Acetow, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.

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31.03.2017

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Solvay Announces Sale of Polyolefin Cross-Linkable Compounds Business

Solvay has signed a definitive agreement to sell its polyolefin cross-linkable compounds business in Italy to Finproject.

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27.03.2017

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Solvay Launches Range of Metal-Free Medical Devices

Building on its portfolio of high-performance polymers, Solvay now offers a new dental care business line which ranges from meta-free denture frames to digital workflow solutions.

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06.02.2017

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Global Social Framework Agreement Renewed

Solvay has renewed its global framework agreement (GFA) with IndustriALL Global Union for five years, ensuring the same basic labor and social rights to all Solvay employees at operations worldwide.

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02.01.2017

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Divestment of Brazilian Stakes

Solvay has completed the sale of its 70.59 % stake in Solvay Indupa to Brazilian chemical group Unipar Carbocloro.

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14.12.2016

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Solvay Exits Asian PVC Activities

Solvay has signed a definitive agreement to sell its 58.77 % stake in its Thai subsidiary Vinythai PCL to Japanese company AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), thereby exiting its Asian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) activities.

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07.12.2016

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Modern Turbine for Soda Ash Plant

Solvay invests in energy-efficient gas turbine at its soda ash plant in Italy.

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07.12.2016

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Solvay Sells Acetate Tow Business

Solvay has reached an agreement to sell its cellulose acetate tow business, Acetow, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone. The transaction is based on an enterprise value of about € 1 billion.

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02.11.2016

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Solvay Starts Production of Highly Dispersible Silicae

Solvay has launched the production of Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) at its new state-of-the-art plant in Gunsan, South Korea, meeting strong and growing regional demand for energy saving tires.

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07.09.2016

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Solvay Starts Up New Hydrogen Peroxide Plant in China

Solvay has started hydrogen peroxide production at its new plant in Zhenjiang, China.

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25.08.2016

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Solvay Doubles Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Capacity

Solvay has inaugurated a new carbon fiber production line at its U.S. Piedmont Facility, South Carolina, doubling production capacity of a key raw material to make carbon fiber reinforced composite materials for the aerospace industry.

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19.07.2016

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Growing Markets for Diphenols

Solvay has recently announced a capacity extension project for hydroquinone (HQ), catechol (PC) and para-methoxyphenol (MEHQ or PMP) at its Zhenjiang site, China.

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13.07.2016

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Solvay's Signs First myH2O2 Agreement

Solvay and its affiliate Peroxidos do Brasil have agreed with Suzano Papel e Celulose to build a small dedicated hydrogen peroxide production unit using Solvay's myH2O2 technology, at Suzano's pulp mill site in Imperatriz, Maranhão, Brazil.

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11.06.2016

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Joined Forces in the Gulf

Solvay announced signing a technical research services agreement with the Petroleum Institute University and Research Center (PI) based in the United Arab Emirates.

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24.05.2016

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Solvay Becomes Sole Owner of Eastman

Solvay and Eastman Chemical Company have signed an agreement to end their cellulose acetate production joint venture Primester with Solvay acquiring Eastman's 50 % stake in the U.S.-based plant and becoming its sole owner.

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02.05.2016

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Solvay Suspends Soda Ash Production in Egypt

Solvay suspends until further notice the production of soda ash at its plant in Alexandria, Egypt, as sharply higher energy costs have undermined the plant's profitability.

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26.11.2015

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Solvay to Reduce CO2 Intensity of Its Operations by 40 Percent

Solvay wants to boost its commitment to sustainable chemistry and anchor the variety of its sustainable development aspects in its growth strategy.

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30.09.2015

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Inovyn Plans Investment in New KOH Production Facility in Belgium

Inovyn, a joint venture of Ineos and Solvay, has announced it is planning a major investment in a large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site, Belgium.

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09.09.2015

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Solvay Appoints Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux as Head of Research & Innovation

Solvay has appointed Nicolas Cudré-Mauroux as Group Research & Innovation General Manager. He joins Solvay from Dupont where he began his international career in 1988 as a researcher in the United States.

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03.07.2015

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Solvay and Ineos to start-up Inovyn

After the European Commission has given Solvay and Ineos the permission to form the 50/50 chlorvinyls Joint Venture company they has announced the start-up of Inovyn.

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28.04.2015

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Solvay to Construct Silica Plant in South Korea

Solvay expects a growing demand in Asia for energy saving tires and invests in new production and research capacities in South Korea.

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24.02.2015

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Solvay to Build further PEEK Production Unit in the USA

Solvay wants to expand its capacity of specialty polymers once again and builds a new plant in the USA to produce polyether etherketone. In India is the expansion of the production capacity already in progress.

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26.11.2013

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Speciality Chemicals Deal in Brazil: Solvay Buys ERCA–Assets

Solvay grows buy acquisition: To strengthen its position in Latin America, the company buys the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química in Brazil. This deal could more than double Solvay's production capacity in surfactants in Brazil in a single step...

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06.06.2013

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Solvay Cuts Costs in Soda Ash Business, Idles Plant

Solvay plans to cut costs in Europe by € 100 million per year as of 2016 – plans that also include the closure of a plant in Portugal in restructuring measures at several other sites...

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