Solvay Aroma Performance

Solvay Aroma Performace

Designing vanillin-based solutions since 1884, Solvay Aroma Performance​* is the world expert in vanillin, ethyl-vanillin and food functional solutions.​ First to produce the vanillin and ethyl-vanillin molecules on an industrial scale, the Company continues to provide innovation & safety to Food industries with an extensive range of food vanillin-based solutions, in line with major Food trends: Natural, Performance Nutrition and Safety. Solvay portfolio includes natural products​ to meet natural labeling /clean label requirements.


Solvay is the sole producer mastering in a single site the whole manufacturing chain ​from raw materials to its historic leading brands: Rhovanil®​ vanillin and Rhodiarome®​ ethylvanillin. Solvay operates fully FSSC 22000 certified facilities in Saint-Fons (France), Baton Rouge (USA) and Zhenjiang (China) ensuring a unique supply security for its customers.

The company also proposes Rhovanil®​ Natural, a natural vanillin​ obtained by a patented bioconversion process. This solution meets both stringent US and European regulations for natural labeling.

Functional vanillin-based solutions

Driven by its solid vanillin expertise and innovation culture, Solvay Aroma Performance develops a comprehensive portfolio of food functional vanillin-based solutions (Govanil™) and fully natural solutions based on core patented technology (Vanifolia™) and vanilla beans (Vanifolia™ Bean).

Designed to meet processing and organoleptic challenges, Solvay vanillin-based solutions are notably suitable for applications in Bakery/premix, Chocolate/Confectionery, Instant powder drinks and Nutrition/high protein foodstuffs​.

Food technologists & applicative labs, ie Vanil’Expert Centers, ​in every region can also bring supports to customers thanks to several centers around the world.

* Solvay acquired Rhodia food historical expertise in 2011.

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