Functional Polymers

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The key success factors in this Segment that groups the various Polyamides activities are optimization strategies and industrial innovation. Solvay is one of the only players to master the entire polyamide 6.6 chain. The segment also houses Solvay’s participation in the RusVinyl joint venture.

2016 net sales: €1,436 million
EBITDA: €222 million
Performance Polyamides
Performance Polyamides GBU 

The GBU is one of the rare operators in the market to control the entire polyamide chain from upstream with the production of intermediates and polymers to downstream with the development of high value-added engineering plastics.

  • Polyamide is the number-1 global leader for adipic acid-based intermediates and number-2 for Polyamide 6.6.


The GBU develops, manufactures and commercializes textile and industrial yarns and staple fibers, based on polyamide 6.6, for final use in clothing and industrial applications.

  • Fibras is number-1 in polyamide yarns in Latin America

Chlorovinyls houses Solvay’s participation in the RusVinyl joint venture. 

2016 underlying results (audited figures)