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Airbus Wing of Tomorrow 17-meter lower wing skin tool with lid on at Spirit AeroSystems (Europe)

Update: Lower wing skin, Wing of Tomorrow
Airbus is evaluating several advanced composites technologies as part of its Wing of Tomorrow program. Among these is liquid resin infusion of the lower wing skin, being developed by Spirit AeroSystems.

Corvette front shot

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.

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.

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
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