Fibers and Textile

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A partner of manufacturers in the textile, clothing and personal protection markets, Solvay offers consumers ever greater comfort in their day-to-day lives through a wide range of fibers, yarns, plastics and various other solutions (polymers, phosphorus products and solvents). Our solutions help develop high performance clothes and accessories which are fireproof, anti-stain, anti-bacterial, robust, light and flexible. Our Emana® intelligent yarns make it possible to create bioactive apparel that offers thermoregulation properties and improves blood microcirculation when in contact with the skin. Performance and cosmetic benefits open now a new generation in textiles.

Textile and Fibers


Ropes and cords (climbing ropes & harness) - Textile yarn:

Fashion, lingerie, sportswear, socks, beachwear, underwear, hosiery…:

Protective clothing - Flame retardants:

Textile and fabric coatings:

Coverings (for upholstery, curtains, cushions, technical garments):
  • Rhodia®tow

  • Staple fiber, tow

Apparel & footwear - Textile yarn -flexible and semi-rigid PVC for textile industry:

Textile protection:
  • IF5

Solvents used as a moistening and softening agent for composition cork, casein, leather, rubber, paper and textile fibres:
  • Augeo SL 191
  • Rhodiasolv TV 101
  • Acetone
  • Butyl Acetate
  • DAA
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • HGL
  • IPA
  • MIBK
  • Phenol

Bleaching agent for textiles:

Polyamide cords and ropes:

Polyamide canvas cover:

Foot Wear

Footwear - adhesives:
  • Rhodiacid™
  • Acetone
  • AMS
  • DAA
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • IPA
  • HGL
  • MIBK
  • Rhodiasolv TI

Shoes (shoes and boots) - Flexible and semi-rigid PVC for shoes

Hard shoe sole:

Flexible shoe sole: