Microsoft Word - Webinfo_Global price increase 2018_Silica.doc

Lyon - January 25, 2018 --- Effective January 25th 2018, or as contracts allows, Solvay will implement an across-the-board 10% price increase for all its silica products.

This measure reflects cost inflation in raw materials, energy, and logistics and is necessary to support Solvay's continuous program of securing long term reliability of supply to customers. 

As a key global and responsible player, Solvay remains committed to leveraging its deep understanding of advanced materials and global supply chain to help customers achieve their goals, now and in the future.    

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program.