Electronic Fluorocarbons and Solvay Partner to serve semiconductor industry

Boston - Solvay and Electronic Fluorocarbons (EFC) have agreed to an exclusive distribution partnership to provide Solvay products to North American semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers.

EFC is the only independently owned and operated U.S. supplier of electronic gases and advanced materials to the semiconductor industry. Through this partnership, EFC will market, distribute and provide local storage for Solvay's cleaning gas products, including Solvaclean®, a fluorine gas mixture with a lower environmental impact compared to other alternatives used to clean semiconductor production equipment.

“We are excited to partner with EFC, which has strong relationships with the semiconductor manufacturers and is ideally positioned to get our products to our customers as quickly as possible,” said Ziad Haddad, North America Business Director, Electronic Chemicals. “The need to produce semiconductors will continue to increase and this is an important step for Solvay to provide sustainable solutions to help the semiconductor industry operate more efficiently and meet its goals of reducing its own carbon footprint.”

“Solvay is a leading global fluorine manufacturer and EFC is a key supplier of specialty gases and advanced materials to the semiconductor industry" said EFC CEO, Pavel Perlov. "Together we will offer this important market new chemistries with significant low global warming potential (low-GWP) to decrease our customers’ carbon footprint. As a domestic company with a global supply chain, EFC is keen to bring low-GWP solutions to meet the needs of the U.S. semiconductor market. Our mutual goal is to be a global leader and a solution provider through sustainability and innovation. At EFC we want to solve our customer’s challenges through chemistry.”