Solvay S.A

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In the Matter of Solvay S.A.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0210067

Docket Number:

C-4046

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Solvay settled antitrust concerns stemming from its proposed acquisition of Ausimont S.p.A. from Italenergia S.p.A., and agreed to divest its U.S. polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) operations and its interest in Alventia LLC, a joint venture which manufactures the main raw material for PVDF. According to the complaint, the proposed acquisition would lessen competition in two markets: the production and sale of all grades of PVDF; and the production and sale of melt-processible grades of PVDF.

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