Profile: Solvay SA (SOLB.BR)
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Solvay SA, (Solvay), is a Belgium-based, internationally operating chemical industrial group. Solvay's Chemicals division produces materials for high tech applications such as electronics, barium and strontium compounds, calcium chloride, caustic soda, chlorinated products, magnesium products, peroxygen products, polyglycerols, precipitated calcium carbonate, soda ash and sodium bicarbonate. The Plastics division produces specialty polymers for the aerospace, energy, automotive and healthcare industries, among others. The Plastics division further includes vinyls for building & construction, consumer goods, healthcare and wire & cable, and plastic pipes and fittings (Pipelife). The Rhodia division focuses on fostering strategic technologies through research and development, partnering with other companies, supporting start-ups and investments in venture capital funds. In May 2014, it completed sale of its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business Benvic Europe to OpenGate Capital.
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