Soda ash and fluorochemicals boost Solvay’s Q1 profit

By Mark Watts
Published: Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Chemicals unit profit up 55% as container glass and detergent sectors recover

Solvay’s chemicals segment, the world’s leading producer of soda ash, reported a 55% increase in profits for the first quarter of 2011 on higher volumes and sales prices, the Belgian company said.

The segment pulled in recurring earnings before interest and tax (REBIT) of €101m. ($150m.) compared with €65m. in...

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