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19th July 2018, Alpharetta, GA

Solvay and Spirit AeroSystems extend supply agreement

Solvay and Spirit AeroSystems have signed an extension to their supply agreement for composites and adhesives to be used across Boeing’s commercial programmes. © Solvay Solvay and Spirit AeroSystems have signed an extension to their supply agreement for composites and adhesives to be used on nacelle and fuselage applications across Boeing’s commercial programmes. The company will supply Spirit with CYCOM 934 carbon fibre composites, SM 905 lightning strike protection, FM 377 and FM 73 adhesive films and BR 127 corrosion inhibiting primer.

“Spirit is currently achieving record build rates across its single aisles products and, with the signature of this supply agreement, Solvay is able to offer Spirit supply security to sustain its production levels,” said Carmelo Lo Faro, President of Solvay’s Composite Materials Global Business Unit.

“This agreement represents a continued collaborative relationship that allows both Spirit and Solvay to seek continuous growth, business stability and provide value. In addition, the contract extension demonstrates commitment that is necessary to support unprecedented commercial airplane production rates,” commented Ron Rabe, Senior Vice President of Operations for Spirit AeroSystems.

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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