Solvay in Singapore

The Solvay group has been present in Singapore for 30 years and has more than 200 employees. Our operations in Singapore house five key regional business units of Novecare, Specialty Polymers, Aroma Performance, Energy Services, Soda Ash as well as regional support services such as Finance, HR, Purchasing, Information Systems and Solvay Business Services. 

Our first flagship Research and Innovation Centre, located in Biopolis, was inaugurated in February 2014 where it will lead global projects in the fields of Home and Personal Care, Coatings and Oil & Gas, including having a dedicated team to work on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) solutions. In addition, the lab will be a regional hub in the development of sustainable solutions for the Agrochemical business. In the same year, an Aroma food lab was also established to serve as a food application lab to assist customers in optimizing the use of vanilla flavorings in their current products as well as those still under development.

Solvay’s first manufacturing facility in Singapore is a large-scale alkoxylation plant which began its operations in Q2, 2015. The largest plant of its kind for Solvay in the Asia Pacific, the plant focuses on producing specialty alkoxylate surfactants which deliver targeted cleansing, dispersing, defoaming and emulsifying performance attributes in formulations developed for the fast-growing Asian market in home & personal care, coatings, industrial, agrochemicals and oil & gas. 

Solvay develops high value-added, innovation, sustainable and competitive solutions, tailored to meet the demand of its customers for the following markets:  

  • Agrochemicals
  • Aroma Performance
  • Coatings
  • Home & Personal Care 
  • Industrial Applications
  • Oil & Gas
  • Specialty Polymers

About Solvay

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that address key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 62 countries. Net sales were €10.3 billion in 2018, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB- Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. (Financial figures take into account the announced divestment of Polyamides.)