NYSE Euronext Welcomes SOLVAY on NYSE Euronext in Paris

Christian Jourquin, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Solvay, rings the opening bell.



An international industrial group active in the chemistry sector, Solvay is a world leader in the manufacturing and sale of plastic and chemical products. Net sales break down by sector of activity as follows:

  • plastics sector (35.1%): vinyl products (58% of sales in the Plastics sector: vinyl and Pipelife products) and specialty products (42% of sales in the Plastics sector: special polymers and Inergy Automotive);
  • Pharmaceutical sector (32.9%): division sold on February 15, 2010;
  • Chemicals sector (32%): Minerals division (46.5% of sales in the Chemicals sector: carbonate and bicarbonate of soda, barium and strontium carbonates), Electrochemistry and Fluoridated Products division (36.3% of sales in the Chemicals sector: caustic soda and fluoridated products), Oxygen division (16.3% of sales in the Chemicals sector: hydrogen peroxide, detergent products, and caprolactones), and Organic division (0.9% of sales in the Chemicals sector).