Solvay to Increase its Hydroquinone and MEHQ Production Capacities 

by IndMR sprl 

Lyon, France- April 15, 2016 --- Solvay Aroma Performance, the worldwide leader in diphenol and derivatives intermediates, announces its plan to build an additional production capacity of Hydroquinone (HQ) in China starting-up in 2018. This investment will be based on an innovative and environmental friendly technology.

In addition, the Global Business Unit will extend its worldwide Methyl hydroquinone (MEHQ also referred as PMP – paramethoxyphenol) capacity. Both projects will support Solvay captive needs as well as the growth of HQ and MEHQ markets, particularly in Asia.

This decision will strengthen the company leading position in growing markets like Monomer inhibition with a full range of solutions including PTZ coming from Cytec acquisition, Specialty polymers and Coatings applications as well as Food & Feed antioxidants on which we are positioning ourselves” says Dominique Rage, President of the GBU. “This major capacity increase enhances our reliability towards our customers and will allow for new growth opportunities” he adds.


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An international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay assists its customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions which consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. Solvay serves diversified global end markets, including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction as well as industrial applications. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with about 30,000 employees spread across 53 countries. It generated pro forma net sales of €12.4 billion in 2015, 90% of which was made from activities where it ranks among the world’s top 3 players. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB  - Reuters: SOLB.BR).



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