Solvay has been awarded first place in the innovation award category by the SEPAWA® CONGRESS for its outstanding innovative development in the home and hygiene field, Actizone™ F5, announced during the virtual ceremony held on October 14, 2021.   

This top award is particularly significant considering over 300 companies showcase their latest products, trends, and wide-ranging know-how at this annual event that brings together leading detergent, cosmetics, and fragrance professionals from across Europe. 

“Developing a longer-lasting disinfectant cleaner that provides reliable antimicrobial benefits is one of the most notable challenges facing formulators today,” explains Kamel Ramdani, research and innovation director at Solvay. “To ensure disinfectant cleaning products continue to kill microorganisms for 24 hours, formulators must use advanced know-how and ingredients in the development of these products.”

The innovation award recognizes Actizone™ F5, a ready-to-use disinfectant solution that has been developed using a Solvay proprietary long-lasting polymer, a state-of-the-art cleaning system, and industry-standard antimicrobial actives. A patented technology, Actizone™ F5 provides a unique combination of fast-kill properties with 24-hour antimicrobial defense against bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus, and unmatched cleaning experience.

“The launch of Actizone™ F5 comes at the right time when the world is facing the challenges and serious consequences originating from a global pandemic," says Oliver Hufer, general manager of Solvay Novecare’s incubator. "Lasting antimicrobial and virus protection on hard surfaces will play a major role in the future to fight the transmission of infections and therefore protect people and save lives.

Actizone™ technology traps antimicrobial actives to form a protective film that offers 24 hours surface protection as the actives remain continuously available to kill bacteria and viruses as needed. Multipurpose disinfectant cleaners with Actizone™ technology provide users with long-lasting protection against bacteria and viruses, contributing to safer environments for all. 

For more information about Actizone™ F5, contact our experts.


About Solvay 

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 23,000 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet roadmap crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering a better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €9 billion in 2020. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (SOLB). Learn more

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