Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials segment offers a unique portfolio of high-performance polymers and composite technologies used primarily in sustainable mobility applications. Our solutions enable weight reduction and enhance performance while improving CO2 and energy efficiency. Major markets served include next-generation mobility in automotive and aerospace, healthcare and electronics.

Specialty Polymers

With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft, and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers, fluoropolymers.

Composite Materials

Composite Materials is a top-tier supplier to the aerospace engineered materials market known for its expertise in design materials and process engineering. We deliver optimal material solutions to address our customer’s most challenging demand for new high-performance materials that reduce weight, improve aerodynamics, and ultimately lower the total part costs for customers. The business supplies composites technologies to civil and military aircraft manufacturers which comprises the majority of sales, with the balance of sales into various industrial markets.

Special Chem

Special Chem produces fluor and rare-earth formulations for automotive, semi-conductor, and lighting applications. With its industrial know-how, global presence, and R&I proximity, Special Chem has positioned itself as a strategic partner for the automotive sector as a producer of materials used in emission control catalysis and aluminum brazing, and as a producer of cleaning and polishing materials for electronics.


Silica focuses on highly dispersible silica, used primarily in fuel-efficient and performance tires. The primary focus of the business is to develop innovative solutions for global tire manufacturers. 

Advanced formulations

Advanced Formulations includes a broad-based portfolio of surface chemistries focused on improving the world’s resource efficiency. The segment offers customized formulations that alter liquid behavior to optimize yield while reducing environmental impact. Major markets include resource efficiency in oil & gas, mining and agriculture, as well as consumer goods, and food.


Novecare develops and produces formulations that alter the properties of liquids. It offers solutions to the oil and gas industry using an extensive range of surface chemistries combined with applications expertise. Novecare also provides specialty solutions for certain industrial applications, agricultural, and coatings markets.

Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions is a global leader in specialty mining reagents, phosphine-based chemistry, and solutions for stabilization of polymers. Its portfolio includes world class, leading-edge technologies and unrivalled technical service and applications expertise that support our customers in developing tailor-made solutions, in particular for mining, where Solvay's products allow customers to extract metal concentrates from increasingly more complex and depleted ores.

Aroma Performance

Aroma Performance is a world’s largest integrated producer of vanillin for the flavors & fragrances industries and also produces synthetic intermediates used in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and electronics.

Performance Chemicals

Performance Chemicals hosts chemical intermediate businesses focused on mature and resilient markets. Solvay is a world leader in soda ash and peroxides and major markets served include building and construction, consumer goods and food.  It provides resilient profitability thanks to good pricing and market dynamics, underpinned by high quality assets.

Soda Ash & Derivatives

Soda Ash & Derivatives is a world leader for the production of soda ash and sodium bicarbonate, sold primarily to the flat and container glass industries but also used in detergents, agro, and food industries. It provides resilient profitability thanks to good pricing, dynamics growing at GDP rate, underpinned by high-quality assets.


Solvay is a market leader in hydrogen peroxide, both in market share and technology. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used mainly by the paper industry to bleach pulp. Its properties are also of interest to many markets, such as chemicals, food, textiles, and the environment.


Coatis is a provider of glycerine-based sustainable solvents solutions and specialty phenols mainly for the Latin American market. It enjoys an undisputed market leadership position in Brazil for Phenol & Derivatives used in the production of synthetic resins employed in foundries, construction, and abrasives.

Corporate & Business Services

Corporate & Business Services includes corporate and other business services, such as Group research & innovation or energy services, whose mission is to optimize energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions.