Solvay SA engages in the manufacture and distribution of chemical and plastic products. It operates through the following segments: Advanced Formulations, Advanced Materials, Performance Chemicals and Corporate and Business Services. The Advanced Formulations segment offers specialty formulations that impact surface chemistry and alter liquid behavior. The Advanced Materials segment materials for multiple applications primarily in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and health markets. The Performance Chemicals segment operates in mature and resilient markets and has positions in chemical intermediates. The Corporate and Business Services segment includes corporate and other business services, such as the research & innovation center. The company was founded by Ernest Solvay in 1863 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.