SolVin was set up in 1999, when Solvay and BASF joined their competencies in the Vinyls sector, and started its operations in August. Solvay holds 75% and BASF 25% of SolVin. The synergies achieved in know-how, organisation and cost efficiency, the complementary of product ranges as well as upstream integration have built up SolVin as a leader on the PVC and PVDC markets.

Already on January 1, 2000,
SolVin and Atofina established a production joint venture in Fos and Berre, France, by taking over the Vinyls activities of Shell. SolVin has a 21% share of the VCM unit in Fos and 35% of the PVC plant in Berre", indicated Nicolas-Paul Neu, Managing Director of SolVin.

On January 1, 2002,
SolVin integrated the polyvinyl chloride production activities located in Martorell, Spain, which had previously been owned by Solvay. furtermore proves its long-term commitment to PVC supporting SolVin's Vision which is based on the four axes

SolVin considers new PVDC latex production unit


   Products :Cl2, EDC

   Products :Cl2, VCM, PVC-S


   Products :VCM, VDC, PVC-S, PVC-E, PVDC

 c/o Shell Chimie BP 14
   Products :VCM, PVC-S


SolVin GmbH und Co KG - LUDWIGSHAFEN c/o BASF AG   to be shut down
   Products :VCM, VDC, PVC-S, PVC-E, PVDC

SolVin GmbH und Co KG - RHEINBERG Ludwigstrasse
   Products : VCM, PVC-S, PVC-E

Solvin inaugurates 80,000 mt/year PVC production line in Rheinberg, Germany


   Products :VCM - PVC-S

   Comercializacion Resinas de PVC

VINYTHAI    PVC Resins Asia

Solvay Indupa
  PVC Resins South-America

VINYLOOP    PVC composite recycling

(February 25, 2002 発表) 

Breakthrough in recycling PVC composite waste:
Start-up of first industrial unit using the VINYLOOP(R) process, in Ferrara (Italy)

The Vinyloop process was developed by Solvay's Research and Development center in Brussels, and was patented in 1998. Studies for the Ferrara project began in September 2000, and construction started on the site of Solvin Italia's old PVC production plant in March 2001. The investment project thus also demonstrates Solvay's active involvement in transforming and restoring one of its sites whose original industrial function has ceased.

(平成13年3月30日 Mr. Crucifix: Solvay社のVinyloop Project Leader)


2003/5/28 Solvin

SolVin to secure production in larger world-class plants
Vinyls Activities will be Discontinued in Ludwigshafen

SolVin announced its decision to shut down its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) operations in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on January 1, 2006 - as these operations are not run in world-scale plants.
(Note: VCM 110,000t, PVC 150,000t)

2006/5/11 Solvay

SolVin invests EUR 50 million to concentrate vinyl production on global size plants, optimizes logistics & product range

Competitiveness enhanced with larger capacities, innovative products

Solvay announces today that its vinyls joint venture in Europe, SolVin, has invested nearly EUR 50 million to redeploy its manufacturing activity on a limited number of sites whose production capacity will exceed 300,000 metric tons per annum each. This initiative follows the
closing of SolVins vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plants in Ludwigshafen, Germany, which ceased to operate on January 1, 2006 without causing any forced redundancies.

SolVin has been transferring operations previously carried out in Ludwigshafen
to its sites of Martorell (Spain), Jemeppe-sur-Sambre (Belgium) and Rheinberg (Germany). SolVin ensured seamless supply of its customers during the transfer operations. It is now in a position to offer optimal logistic solutions as well as security of supply from its three plants, which are ideally spread throughout Europe.

Solvay owns 75% of SolVin and BASF, the remaining 25%.

Platts 2006/6/12

Solvin inaugurates 80,000 mt/year PVC production line in Germany

Belgium-based PVC producer Solvin has inaugurated a new 80,000 mt/year PVC production line at Rheinberg, Germany, a spokesman for the joint venture said. The company is a 75:25 joint venture of Solvay and Germany's BASF.

2007/3/30 Solvay

SolVin considers new PVDC latex production unit
  Serving Growing demand for barrier material

SolVin, a joint venture between Solvay and BASF, announces today that it is planning to build a second production unit of
Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) latex in response to growing global demand. PVDC latex is a specialty barrier material used as coating in packaging applications where the integrity of the goods is critical - essentially in the food and pharmaceutical sectors.

SolVin currently serves PVDC latex clients out of its production unit in Tavaux (France). SolVin is now considering the creation of a new unit with an annual production capacity of
10,000 tonnes, to be located possibly in Asia - for instance on Solvays site in Map Tha Put, Thailand. SolVin is expecting to make a decision by the third quarter of 2007 and to start construction work subsequently.

SolVin is a joint venture of which
Solvay owns 75% and BASF, 25%. It is a leader on the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market in Europe and on the PVDC market worldwide.

2007/7/24 Solvin

SOLVIN moves to reap sustainable benefits from dynamic vinyls market
Focus on highly competitive production units

SolVin, the European vinyls joint venture of Solvay and BASF, announces today that it is planning to expand the capacity of its plant in Jemeppe (Belgium), as part of a strategy to derive sustainable and profitable growth from dynamic global vinyls markets. Pending relevant regulatory clearance,
annual capacity in Jemeppe will be lifted to 475,000 metric tons of fully integrated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by 2009, up from 400.000 metric tons today. SolVin has already successfully reorganized its operations in Europe; the closing of its Ludwigshafen plant in 2006 was one of the major steps in this process.

The global market for vinyls has grown by more than 6% annually in recent years and is expanding by nearly 15% per annum in Eastern Europe or China. Vinyl is the preferred polymer for a number of construction, infrastructure and utilities applications which partially explains its success in the world
s most dynamic economies.