Exchange / Market
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).
Initial Public offering