New Gelva adhesives product manager for Solutia

Expanding its focus on the high performance adhesives market in Europe, the Resin and Additives business unit of Solutia Inc. recently announced the appointment of a new product manager for the Gelva adhesives line, to be based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Nathalie Delava has been named the business unit's product manager - Adhesives for Europe. Delava brings 13 years of marketing and technical experience in polymers, performance chemicals and resins to the new position. Most recently, she served as market development specialist for the technical resins line of Solutia's Resins and Additives business unit. In her new position, Delava will be responsible for developing business plans and marketing programs to promote the growth of Solutia's extensive range of high-performance pressure sensitive adhesive products throughout Europe. Delava will report to Steven Zollmann, European Business Director for Solutia Resins and Additives.

Along with an extensive background in sales development and marketing and technical service at Solutia and Monsanto, Delava holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the United Business Institute in Brussels, and a civil engineering degree in material science from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve.

Solutia manufactures and markets a broad range of high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives, sold worldwide under the Gelva trademark. The product line includes dozens of highly specialized Gelva adhesives (both emulsion and solvent-based), used for demanding applications in industries such as graphics and printing, automotive, medical, and solar films.

In addition to pressure sensitive adhesive technologies, the Resins and Additives business unit of Solutia offers a broad range of liquid coatings resins, powder coatings resins, performance additives and other products at plants worldwide. Paints and other high performance coatings made from Solutia's resins provide a beautiful, durable finish on a wide range of products, including automobiles, household appliances, bicycles, metal furniture, machines, metal window frames, and many other applications.

Solutia ( ) uses 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 resins and additives for high-value coatings, as well as other markets - including performance products for laminated safety glass and after-market applications; process research, process development and scale-up services for pharmaceutical fine chemicals; specialties such as aviation hydraulic fluid and environmentally friendly cleaning solvents for aviation; and an integrated family of nylon products including high-performance polymers and fibers.

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