The Solvay Group in Thorofare, N.J., merged its fluoropolymers activities with those of Ausimont into a new company, launched under the name Solvay Solexis in January. CEOs Bernard de Laguiche and Carlo Cogliati will head Solvay Solexis with headquarters in Bollate, Italy. It will operate production sites and commercial branches in five countries: Bollate, Bussi, Porto Marghera and Spinetta Marengo in Italy; Thorofare and Belle Mead in New Jersey, and Orange, Texas, in the United States; Tavaux, France; Tokyo, Japan; and Sao Paolo, Brazil.