Solutia Chemical Company
Solutia Inc. uses its world-class skills and innovation to create solutions that improve the lives of consumers every day. With annual revenue of $3.4 billion (2006), the company employs 5,700 people around the world.
Solutia materials are used primarily in the construction, transportation and manufacturing markets. The company has a strong portfolio of five businesses:
– Solutia is the world’s largest producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, which are used in laminated glass.
– Solutia is the world’s largest producer of window films, including the LLumar®, Vista® and Gila® brands.
Nylon Plastics & Fibers – Solutia is one of the world’s few fully integrated producers of nylon 66, with products including
and Ascend® plastics and polymers, and Wear-Dated® and Ultron® carpet fibers.
- Solutia is the world’s largest producer of chemicals for the rubber industry, with products including the Crystex® brand.
– Solutia’s portfolio of leading global brands includes Skydrol® aviation hydraulic fluids and Therminol® heat transfer fluids.
Solutions for a Better Life
Dedicated to enhancing safety, security, comfort, durability and beauty. Solutia delivers solutions for a better life to people everywhere:
To our customers:
Solutia is a trusted supplier and innovative partner, dedicated to helping you succeed through the development of customized technology solutions and market-leading, high-performance products.
To our employees:
Solutia offers a performance-driven culture that fosters innovation and rewards excellence. Led by a management team that is passionate about positive change, Solutia attracts and retains leading professionals and effectively motivates them to achieve great things on behalf of our customers.
To our neighbors:
Solutia is committed to making a positive difference in the world. With locations in more than 60 sites across six continents, this outreach starts in the communities where we operate.
Building on a Tradition of Excellence
Solutia was founded in St. Louis in 1901 as Monsanto Company. For decades, chemicals were the foundation of Monsanto, which eventually expanded beyond its original identity as a local producer of saccharin to become one of the world's leading chemical companies by the 1960s.
Solutia was created as an independent company on September 1, 1997, after Monsanto shareholders approved the spin-off of the company's chemical businesses. Today, Solutia is a specialty chemicals company with a growth-oriented business strategy that drives our commitment to excellent customer service. A true global enterprise, Solutia has more than $2 billion in annual sales, $1.9 billion in assets and more than 6,000 employees located at 35 manufacturing sites throughout 30 countries.
Solutia is a major producer for:
Laminated glass and aftermarket applications
Specialties such as heat transfer fluids, aviation hydraulic fluids, environmentally friendly cleaning solvents for aviation
An integrated family of nylon products, including high-performance polymers and fibers
Process development and scale-up services for pharmaceutical fine chemicals