Solvay is a global provider of technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions for the manufacture of high-quality, high performance and complex structures. Combining 50 years of technology heritage, a comprehensive product portfolio and expertise in design materials and process engineering to deliver innovative customer solutions that maximize technology capability and simplify manufacturing.
While creating revolutionary lightweight materials, Solvay is a top tier supplier in the aerospace market. Our solutions are also applied in automotive, mass transportation, oil & gas and other extremely demanding applications.
Strongly committed to becoming a world leader in sustainable chemistry, Solvay provides leadership in application engineering with an integrated product portfolio including thermoset and thermoplastic prepregs, adhesives and surfacing films, resin and compound systems, carbon fibers, tooling and vacuum bagging consumables.
Manufacturing composite parts involves creation of a mold to form the material. For part manufacturers, tooling materials require high dimensional stability and appropriate durability depending on the number of cycles. Solvay offers epoxy- and BMI-based tooling prepreg. Both types offer superior handling characteristics and molded surface quality, which are important in assuring accurate manufacture of composite parts.
Solvay approaches composite tooling by focusing on developing material to meet future demands. Through our focused engagement in collaborative research and development programs with government, academia and industry bodies, we are able to push the boundaries in function, cost-effectiveness, durability and robust processing.
Solvay’s tooling portfolio was developed to meet the Industrial markets’ requirements:
- Low temperature initial cures enabling our customers to use low cost master models and removes the need for intermediate tooling
- Vacuum-only (Out of Autoclave) cure formulations being invaluable for marine, wind energy, and large tools where an autoclave would not be viable