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Strata, Solvay joint venture facility completed

Strata, Solvay joint venture facility completed
The 8,500-square-meter United Arab Emirates facility will supply carbon fiber prepreg to Boeing for primary structures on the 777X program.

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

Solvay implements cost-cutting, efficiency plans

Solvay implements cost-cutting, efficiency plans
Effciency plans begun for Solvay’s composites business in 2019 are being accelerated to combat loss of business cause by the coronavirus pandemic. 

RAPM challenge and transition trials

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.

RAPM carbon fiber composites

RAPM development with PtFS
Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.

Novel prepreg for compression molding in RAPM

Novel prepreg for compression molding in RAPM
Solvay and Boeing combine aerospace performance with process knowledge for high-rate, low-cost composites production.

Transparency Market Research releases Aerospace Composites Market report

Transparency Market Research releases Aerospace Composites Market report
Findings predict the global aerospace composites market value and trends between 2016 and 2024.

Solvay, Honda sign exclusive supply agreement for business jet programs

Solvay, Honda sign exclusive supply agreement for business jet programs
Solvay will supply prepreg and lightning strike protection surfacing film for Honda aircraft business jet HA-420 and Elite programs through 2027.

New Solvay materials, processes designed for industrialization
Solvay is launching and promoting materials and processes developed for industrialized processes.

mecatesters

Proving out LM PAEK welding for Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator
Clean Sky 2 STUNNING project will manufacture lower thermoplastic fuselage while MECATESTERS will test Toray LM PAEK in conduction and induction welding for parameters, cyclic loading, aging and environmental effects .

People in Composites: February 2020

People in Composites: February 2020
Solvay, SGL Carbon, Teijin, Gurit, Composites UK and American Colors Inc. announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.

Solvay launches epoxy prepreg for aerostructures compression molding

Solvay launches epoxy prepreg for aerostructures compression molding
Solvay Composite Materials has launched CYCOM EP2750, a new highly drapable epoxy prepreg designed specifically for the compression molding of high-quality, high-rate, cost-effective primary and secondary aerostructures.

Solvay showcases low-cost prepreg and parts approach using Cygnet Texkimp filament winder

Solvay showcases low-cost prepreg and parts approach using Cygnet Texkimp filament winder
High-speed, tailored preforms are used with Solvay double diaphragm forming (DDF) and compression molding to produce cost-effective, medium-volume auto and aero parts.

Carbon fiber suppliers gear up for next-gen growth

Carbon fiber suppliers gear up for next-gen growth
CompositesWorld’s annual Carbon Fiber conference was held in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S., in late 2019 and included a pre-conference seminar focused on carbon fiber supply and demand.

composite payload fairings RUAG Space

Plant Tour: RUAG Space, Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
Out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing facility comes of age with first U.S.-made composite structures for the Atlas V launcher, and qualification parts for the Vulcan.

Solvay unveils Double Diaphragm Forming automated demonstrator line

Solvay unveils Double Diaphragm Forming automated demonstrator line
The automated line at Solvay's Heanor, U.K. facility combines with the company's fast curing technologies for a 3-minute takt time on cured parts.

Tech Table: Adhesives
A table of aerospace structural adhesives includes collected from data provided by suppliers. 

Solvay, SGL to develop large-tow carbon fiber materials for aerostructures

Solvay, SGL to develop large-tow carbon fiber materials for aerostructures
The joint development agreement (JDA) intends to bring to market the first composite materials for commercial aerostructures based on large-tow intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fiber.

Solvay, Penso collaborate on industrialized production of lightweight structures

Solvay, Penso collaborate on industrialized production of lightweight structures
The FLAVA automotive project has developed composite technologies for creation of a modular, multi-material body-in-white structure for large production volumes.

Solvay joins TPRC as Tier 1 member

Solvay joins TPRC as Tier 1 member
Solvay’s new thermoplastic composites centers in the U.S. and Belgium will work closely with the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center on collaborative research.

Solvay, Baker Hughes to expand use of thermoplastic composites in oil and gas pipes

Solvay, Baker Hughes to expand use of thermoplastic composites in oil and gas pipes
Solvay and oilfield equipment company Baker Hughes plan to implement thermoplastic composite materials in offshore flexible pipes and risers.

Product Categories of Solvay Composite Materials

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