a Passion for Progress®

Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. With our historical anchorage in Europe, our products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance. The drive to achieve our aim has resulted in 90 percent of our revenue being generated from businesses that are among the top three global leaders in their field. The Group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 26,000 people in 52 countries and generated EUR 10.21 billion in sales in 2014.

At Solvay, we develop products that ensure long-term sustainable growth for our customers, the planet and our company. Nanotechnologies are currently embedded in various businesses as well as in Corporate Research & Innovation (R&I) activities that are focused on 6 fields identified as growth opportunities. For example, nanotechnologies are used in the development and marketing of nanostructured silica for tire applications, for high performance polymers with improved properties, or for mineral dyes and pastes as components of TV displays and solar cells. All projects are conducted with a constant concern for health and hygiene in the implementation of this technology. An adequate risk and benefit analysis is in the heart of our approaches and policies.

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