The Composite Materials Selection Dilemma for Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

February 23, 2021

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The emerging urban air mobility (UAM) market promises, in the next 10 years, to put substantial pressure on the composites manufacturing industry. This webinar will explore why the availability of data, processing flexibility, and product forms are critical to composite material selection. Solvay will discuss how the technical attributes of MTM® 45-1 make it suitable for prototyping, certification, and higher-rate production. This will include information on the industry's largest publicly-available dataset (NCAMP) and the use of MTM® 45-1 in low-cost, high-volume manufacturing for monolithic and sandwich structures. Learn how materials, technologies, and processes must evolve to meet the demands of UAM vehicle manufacturing.





  • Learn more about the MTM® 45-1 publicly-available dataset (NCAMP)
  • Why manufacturing options and process flexibility are important
  • How MTM® 45-1 delivers weight and TCO improvements over traditional aero systems
  • Introduction of Solvay's next developments





Glade Gunther

Strategic Growth & Business Development Manager, Solvay

Glade is a 25-year veteran in the composites industry with involvement in nearly all aspects of high-performance composites: manufacturing, engineering, process improvement, sales, and business development. He is now responsible for developing and delivering Solvay's composites strategy as a Strategic Growth and Business Development Manager.


Rob Blackburn

Head of Customer Engineering, Solvay

Part of the Research & Innovation organization, Rob's team is responsible for supporting customers with technical activities from the initial concept development through to commercialized applications. With nearly 20 years' experience, Rob has been involved in implementing many state-of-the-art composites technologies to address customers' cost, rate, and performance challenges.