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23rd March 2017, Tempe, AZ

Solvay awarded Gold Supplier Award by FACC

Solvay has been awarded FACC Operations GmbH’s Excellent Supplier Gold Award 2016, in recognition of the company’s service and performance in achieving FACC’s challenging procurement, delivery and quality requirements.

According to the manufacturer, the competitive partnership between Solvay and FACC, through ongoing support and co-operation, has proven invaluable in helping FACC achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.

FACC Gold supplier award. © Solvay

“We are honoured to receive this Gold Award from FACC. Our companies have enjoyed a long standing mutually beneficial relationship and Solvay’s teams are committed to delivering the highest level of customer focus to all our partners. We look forward to a continued positive long term business relationship,” commented Bill Wood, President of Solvay Composite Materials.

Competitive partnership

“For any supplier to be considered as a recipient of an FACC Excellent Supplier award, they must have attained high levels of service that encompass the essential properties of quality and delivery. Solvay has taken up this challenge and has been honoured with the Gold award this year, therefore showing a positive example of competitive partnership,” said Rudolf Leitner, FACC Executive Vice President Procurement.

Solvay receives gold supplier award by FACC. © Solvay

FACC uses a range of Solvay’s composite materials, primarily to manufacture critical secondary structures for the aerospace OEMs. Some ongoing applications include:

  • CYCOM 970 combined with T300 and/or T650 carbon fibres for applications including Boeing’s B787 Spoilers, Embraer’s E-Jets E2 Ailerons, and COMAC’s C919 secondary structure
  • CYCOM 977-2 for several Airbus applications
  • CYCOM 985LV for Wing to Body Fairing of Bombardier C Series
  • a wide range of RTM resins, structural adhesives and Surface Master 905 for lightning strike protection (LSP) on various packages

Solvay Composite Materials

Solvay’s new Global Business Unit Composite Materials is a provider of technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions that enable our 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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