Azelis strengthens its partnership with Solvay for the advanced materials & additives market in EMEA

11 July 2023

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, is proud to announce the signing of a letter of intent with Solvay, a global leader in advanced materials and specialty chemicals. This latest win is for Solvay’s sustainable blowing agent Alve-One®, covering the countries in the EMEA region and it is effective immediately.

The expansion of the partnership with Solvay is aligned with Azelis' strategy to grow organically with its partners and the focus on the strategic drivers in sustainability and innovation. With its unique properties and eco-friendly characteristics, Alve-One® blowing agent adds value to various applications such as flexible hoses, closure caps, footwear, profiles, artificial leather, wall coverings, flooring, automotive parts and sports apparels. This partnership allows Azelis to offer its customers a broader range of high-performance solutions, enhancing their competitiveness and enabling them to meet evolving market demands for lightweight, energy-efficient and sustainable materials. This further strengthens Azelis' dedication to promoting sustainability and driving innovation across diverse sectors.

Pedro Pinto, Global Market Manager Solvay, said:
“Azelis' exceptional market reach and technical expertise in the advanced materials and additives segment make it an ideal choice of a partner for Solvay, as Azelis has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of customer needs and a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions. By leveraging Azelis' extensive network and comprehensive knowledge of the industry, Solvay can confidently rely on the partnership to effectively penetrate new markets and drive sustainable growth in the ever-evolving landscape of sustainability and innovation.”

Christian Pflesser, Market Segment Director Advanced Materials & Additives Azelis EMEA, added:
“Through our new partnership with Solvay, we are well-positioned to address the evolving regulatory and sustainability needs of our customers. By incorporating the innovative Alve-One® blowing agent into their formulations, manufacturers eliminate an SVHC1 from their production processes, leading to a healthier work environment and to foams with lower VOC2 emissions, reduced odor and lower carbon footprint. Ultimately, consumers will benefit from safer and more environmentally friendly products.”