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Solvay Aroma Performace

Proudly designing vanilla flavors since 1884, Solvay Aroma Performance* is the worldwide leader in vanilla flavors, vanillin and ethyl-vanillin. First to produce the vanillin molecule on an industrial scale, inventing ethyl-vanillin in the 70s, it continues to provide innovation to Food industries for 130 years.

Sole producer to master the whole manufacturing chain in a single production site - from catechol to its historic flagship brands- Aroma Performance operates FSSC 22000 certified facilities in Saint-Fons (France) and Baton Rouge (USA). A third unit will be operational soon in Zhenjiang (China- 2015).

As THE Food safety market references, Rhovanil®/Rhovanil® Natural vanillin ranges, and Rhodiarome® ethyl-vanillin, ensure:

-   Compliance with the most stringent food standards and regulations

-   Eco-friendly process

-   Full traceability throughout the manufacturing chain in a single site

-   Consistency in quality

-   Security of supply for a range proudly made in USA, France & China

Aroma Performance proposes also Govanil™a functional solution based on vanilla flavors that opens a wide range of superior functional opportunities for Food manufacturers. Designed for bake goods/chocolate, high protein and nutrition challenges, Govanil™ intense and long-lasting taste provides solutions to main Food trends such as; - Health, Taste and more Natural.

Aroma Performance food technologists support their customers worldwide thanks to applicative labs, ie Vanil’Expert Centers, located in France, China, Singapore.


* Solvay acquired Rhodia and its food historical expertise in 2011.

Contact Details

  • Phone: +33 (0)426197138
  • Website:
  • Address: Solvay Aroma Performance, 190 Avenue Thiers, 69457, Lyon Cedex 06, France