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

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 30,900 employees spread across 53 countries. It generated pro forma net sales of € 12.4 bn in 2015, with 90% 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).