Solvay to Launch Sodium Bicarbonate Production in Bernburg

April 5, 2005

Solvay confirmed that it will start manufacturing sodium bicarbonate at its Bernburg, Germany site at the end of 2005 -- consequently confirming its position as a major European and global competitor for the production of this chemical specialty with exceptional properties. Sodium bicarbonate is marketed by Solvay under the brand name BICAR for a wide variety of fast-growing applications. In particular, it contributes substantially to the protection of the environment with the NEUTREC process, developed by Solvay for flue gas treatment.

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