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27th February 2019, Alpharetta, GA

At the forefront of composite industrialisation

Solvay’s technologies include thermoset and thermoplastic composite and bonding innovations for markets such as aerospace, automotive and oil and gas. © SolvaySolvay is at the forefront of the industrialisation era that is sweeping across the composites industry supply chain. The group is ramping up its efforts to support customer programmes and ambitions, focusing on materials, processes and operations.

Solvay is developing cost-efficient technologies and product forms that enable reduced cycle times, a higher degree of structural integration and the utilisation of automated fabrication processes. These technologies include both thermoset and thermoplastic composite and bonding innovations for fast-growing markets such as aerospace, automotive and oil and gas.

The company will participate at the upcoming JEC World exhibition that takes place from 12-14 March in Paris. At the show, samples of innovative thermoplastic composites for automotive and oil and gas, as well as a fan blade from the famous CFM LEAP engine will be on display. Another highlight will be the company’s FusePly bonding technology.

Solvay is also engaged in developing advanced process technologies and industrialisation concepts through investments in its application centres to demonstrate rate and cost capabilities of these new technologies.

“Finally, Solvay is investing in step change manufacturing where quality, reliability and productivity are integral to our production, thanks to automated controls and processes, increased capacity and purpose-built facilities,” the company explains. “Talk to our team to see how we are bringing automation, digitization and innovation to our operations.”

Solvay’s new Global Business Unit Composite Materials is a provider of technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions that enable its customers in the aerospace, automotive and other demanding industries to design, develop and efficiently manufacture high-quality, high-performance and complex composite structures.

Composite Materials has an extensive product portfolio, including prepregs, resin systems, adhesives and surfacing films, carbon fibre, textiles, tooling and vacuum bagging consumables, thanks to its leadership in advanced materials science, chemistry and application engineering. Solvay Composite Materials combines the former Cytec Aerospace Materials and Industrial Materials businesses.

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