Plant protection

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For crop-protection applications, Solvay is dedicated to optimize the use of pesticides while guaranteeing plant vitality and yield per hectare. Our solutions satisfy regulatory requirements and the challenges of sustainable development while simultaneously protecting human health, soil quality and crops.

We develop eco-friendly solvents that enable manufacturers to replace toxic materials banned by the European REACH regulation.

We have developed a range of powerful and cost effective bio-activators compatible specifically for high load glyphosate formulations.

We offer accurate targeting thanks to Tank Mix bio-activators, 4-in-1 solutions that take full advantage – for example – of the unique properties of the guar bean. Our innovation helps control pesticide dispersion by combining anti-drift, anti-rebound, ‘sticker’ and performance booster effects: the drop of pesticide is sculpted to act directly where it is needed

Solvay offers a unique selection of building blocks based on our fluoro and diphenol chemistry that gives higher performance at lower dosage to insecticide, fungicide and herbicide principals.


Building blocks for pesticide, fungicide or herbicide active ingredients synthesis
  • ETFBO (fluorine building block)
  • TFA
  • TFAC 
  • Anisole
  • DHPPMe
  • Hydroquinone
  • MEHQ
  • TFE
  • Triflic acid derivatives (Catechol, DFAE)
  • Vanillin
  • Veratrole


  • Ag-Rho® FKC series


Co-formulants for agrochemicals:
  • CASO®
  • Acetone
  • Acetophenone
  • AgRHO®
  • AgRHO®N-Protect
  • BiforSafe (Bicar®)
  • Butyl acetate
  • Ethyl acetate
  • HGL
  • IPA
  • Phenol
  • Soprophor
  • Starguar™

Eco-friendly solvents: 

Tank mix adjuvants: 
  • Ag-RHO® Ultimate
  • Starguar™
  • Versatwin®


  • Supragil

  • Alkamuls
  • Antarox
  • Geronol®
  • Geropon