Solutia Inc. is a world-class applied chemistry company. We offer a wide range of heat transfer products and services that solve challenging technical problems for our customers. Our expertise in the area of heat transfer systems is utilized by large engineering and manufacturing companies throughout the world. And although our customers aren't always consumers, you will find our products enhance the performance of goods consumers use every day.
Our Saflex plastic interlayer strengthens laminated glass, helping to protect homes from hurricanes and automobile occupants from injury... CPFilms serves the architectural, automotive and industrial markets with high-performance film products... Wear-Dated carpet made with our nylon fibers provides lasting style and comfort for millions of homeowners... Our resins and additives are the critical functional components in high performance coatings for autos, appliances, food and beverage cans, compact disks and even highway stripes...Our Skydrol hydraulic fluid is used by the world's leading airlines... Our scientists help pharmaceutical companies bring breakthrough drugs to market.
Solutia is based in St. Louis, Missouri, where our roots trace back nearly 100 years. Our products are manufactured at more than 30 sites across the Americas, Asia and Europe -- and are used every day by people around the world. Solutia's 11,000 employees are committed to applying their knowledge of chemistry to provide creative solutions for our customers.
Although Solutia was created just a few years ago, it has a century-long history. Solutia was formerly the chemical businesses of Monsanto Company, which was founded in St. Louis in 1901. For decades, chemicals were the foundation of Monsanto, which expanded beyond its original identity as a local producer of saccharin to become one of the leading, global chemical organizations by the 1960s.
On August 18, 1997, Monsanto shareowners approved the spin-off of the company's chemical businesses as Solutia Inc. The new company became independent on September 1 of that year. A global enterprise of more than $3 billion in annual sales, $4 billion in assets and 11,000 employees, Solutia is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with regional headquarters in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Singapore. We operate 35 manufacturing sites in 13 countries.
Today, Solutia is a specialty chemicals company that focuses on the creation of numerous types of heat transfer products. We use world-class skills in applied chemistry to create solutions for customers, whose products are used by consumers every day. The company is a world leader in performance films for laminated glass and aftermarket applications; heat transfer fluids and industrial coolants; resins and additives for high-value coatings; specialties such as aviation hydraulic fluid and environmentally friendly cleaning solvents for aviation; an integrated family of nylon products including high-performance polymers and fibers; and process development and scale-up services for pharmaceutical fine chemicals.