Solvay Composite Materials

A global provider of advanced lightweighting materials for high-performance and cost-effective structure manufacture used in aerospace, automotive, motorsport and other industrial applications. The company's portfolio includes thermoset and thermoplastic composites, adhesives and surfacing films, carbon fibers.

4500 McGinnis Ferry Rd.
Alpharetta , GA 30005-3914 US

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Solvay launches high-performance carbon fiber tape for offshore oil and gas applications
Evolite F1050 is a market first high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement for demanding offshore oil and gas applications.

PEEK or PEKK in future composite aerostructures?

PEEK or PEKK in future TPC aerostructures?
Which is better for in-situ consolidated thermoplastic composite primary structures? Materials play a part as to whether a one-step or two-step process will prevail.

JEC World 2018 crowded aisle.

JEC World 2018: The highlights
JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade show and did not disappoint this year.

JEC World 2018: Highlights
You will read more about what we discovered at JEC World 2018 in the coming weeks and months, but for now this is a quick review of some of the highlights from the world’s largest composites trade show.

Fast and Faster: Rapid-cure resins drive down cycle times
New systems include sub-1-minute cures ideal for higher automotive production volumes.

JEC World 2018 preview: Solvay
Solvay (Hall 5, L42) is featuring composite materials and specialty polymers through several applications, including resin infusion for aerospace primary structures, Double Diaphragm Forming (DDF) rapid part manufacture, rapid-cure prepregs and Recyclate Molding Compound (RMC).

Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
Why has the adoption of TPCs been slower than expected, and who is best placed to accelerate it?

Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 2
Thermoplastic composite structures could eliminate the autoclave and fasteners, but will a one- or two-step process prevail?

thermoplastic tape

I want to say two words to you: “Thermoplastic tapes”
Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future.

Solvay, deBotech announced as USA Bobsled and Skeleton technology partners
Solvay and deBotech will provide custom designed high quality carbon fiber composite equipment.  

Live from 2017 Carbon Fiber conference
Automation, 3D printing and thermoplastics herald a new future for carbon fiber composites.

Israel Aerospace Industries automated preforming and trimming of dry fabric for net-shape RTM parts

Improving one-piece aerostructures by automating preforming
IAI’s fully automated “one-shot” RTM production line cuts helicopter seat cost 30% vs. hand layup prepreg.

Solvay, Strata joint venture to supply Boeing with composite materials
Facility to be commissioned in 2020 and to anchor a growing advanced manufacturing sector.

Solvay acquires European Carbon Fiber GmbH
The strategic acquisition of European Carbon Fiber enables Solvay to develop a portfolio of large-tow carbon fibers to complement its existing range of pitch and PAN aerospace grade carbon fibers.

Coal as an avenue to low-cost carbon fibers
An update on efforts to produce pitch-based fibers from low-cost coal.

Solvay to begin PEKK production, sells polyamides business
Solvay will start manufacturing polyetherketonketone (PEKK) resin in the US to support its aerocomposites customers; its polyamides business is being sold to BASF.

Solvay composites kitting operations

Solvay doubles down on process materials, kitting services
Following expansion of its Toulouse kitting capacity, Solvay says its kitting and process materials business is primed for growth.

Solvay doubles European kitting capabilities
Solvay’s Toulouse, France, location is expanding kitting capacity for large composites manufacturing operations. 

Fiber-metal laminates in the spotlight
Interest in FMLs is growing again as aeroengineers search for lightweight solutions adaptable to new narrowbody commercial aircraft.

How ready are progressive damage analysis tools?
In the past 15 years, progressive damage analysis (PDA) for composites, implemented in finite element analysis software, has been under development.

Product Categories of Solvay Composite Materials

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Polyether ketone family (PEK, PEKK, PEEK)
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide (BMI)
    • Cyanate ester
    • Phenolic
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, >12K tow
      • Bismaleimide, 3-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 6-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 12-inch tape
    • Cyanate ester
      • Cyanate ester, <12K tow
      • Cyanate ester, >12K tow
      • Cyanate ester, 3-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, 6-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, <12K tow
      • Phenolic, >12K tow
      • Phenolic, 3-inch tape
      • Phenolic, 6-inch tape
      • Phenolic, 12-inch tape
    • Polyester, unsaturated
      • Polyester, unsaturated, <12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, >12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, 3-inch tape
      • Polyester, unsaturated, 6-inch tape
      • Polyester, unsaturated, 12-inch tape
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, <12K tow
      • Polyimide, >12K tow
      • Polyimide, 3-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 6-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 12-inch tape
    • Vinyl ester
      • Vinyl ester, <12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, >12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, 3-inch tape
      • Vinyl ester, 6-inch tape
      • Vinyl ester, 12-inch tape
    • Other
      • Other, <12K tow
      • Other, >12K tow
      • Other, 3-inch tape
      • Other, 6-inch tape
      • Other, 12-inch tape
  • Adhesives
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
      • Epoxy, Foam
      • Epoxy, Hot melt
      • Epoxy, Paste
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Backup structures
    • Master pattern material, polymeric
    • Master pattern material, other
    • Tooling prepreg
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Supplies
    • Bleeder cloths
    • Breather cloths
    • Caul plates
    • Film and sheet
    • Hoses, pressure
    • Hoses, vacuum
    • Inserts
    • Peel plies
    • Peel plies, nylon
    • Peel plies, polyester
    • Release papers, coated
    • Sealing tapes and materials
    • Shrink film
    • Shrink tapes
    • Vacuum valves and pumps
    • Vacuum bags/bagging materials
      • Vacuum bagging materials, nylon
      • Vacuum bagging materials, polymide
      • Vacuum bagging materials, reusable
      • Vacuum bagging materials, silicone
      • Vacuum bagging materials, other
Fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Compression molding
Composite Structures & Components
  • Armor, composite
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Tubes
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Education/Training
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Repair services, composites
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product