Located south of Chicago, Solvay’s Blue Island, Ill., plant produces an extensive range of surfactants, surfactant blends and structured liquid surfactants for the home and personal care, industrial and institutional cleaning, coatings, agrochemicals, and oilfield markets. Ingredients produced at Blue Island are found in many popular consumer products including hand and body washes, shampoos and facial washes. Some of Blue Island’s key products include Miracare® SLB, Rhodapex®and Miraspec®.
1400 South Seeley Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406-3261
The Chicago Heights site, located south of Chicago, Ill., founded in 1995, is one of eight Solvay sites producing highly dispersible silica at the highest quality standard for fuel-saving tires, battery separators, and other key markets. In 2011 Solvay’s Rhodia business in expanded the site to boost the facility's 16,000-ton capacity by 33 percent.
1020 State Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-2908
The University Park facility began in 1990 as a specialty surfactants company. It was acquired by Rhodia in 2009 and became part of the Solvay group in 2011, when Solvay acquired Rhodia. The site produces amphoterics, preservatives, performance concentrates/blends, glycol esters, amides/amidoamines/oxides, quats and sulfosuccinates for the Solvay Novecare global business unit.
24601 Governors Highway
University Park, IL 60484