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.

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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
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’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 and oilfield equipment company Baker Hughes plan to implement thermoplastic composite materials in offshore flexible pipes and risers.

Solvay opens thermoplastic composite centers in U.S. and Belgium
In addition to two new centers, Solvay has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and several Belgian companies to grow aerospace composites in Belgium.

Bombardier wins award for resin transfer infusion wing
The MacRobert Award 2019 recognizes reduction in parts, fasteners and weight using pioneering advanced composites technology.

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics data added to CAMPUS database
The new data, which will be released in October, is the result of an ongoing material standardization and characterization effort led by German reinforced plastics company AVK.

Solvay expands thermoplastic composites manufacturing capacity
Solvay is building a new thermoplastic tape production line at its Anaheim, Calif., facility, underscoring its focus on thermoplastic composites for aerospace.

thermoplastic composite fuselage panel

Thermoplastic primary aerostructures take another step forward
Employing new manufacturing techniques and the design freedom they create, GKN Fokker has joined forces with Gulfstream to assess thermoplastic composites for primary aircraft structures.

2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights
The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.

SAMPE 2019: The highlights
CompositesWorld was at SAMPE 2019 and offers a summary of highlights from the show and conference.

MC-21 wing spar layup for infusion

Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon
Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.

aerospace composites

Solvay epoxy-based film for prepregs
Solvay Composite Materials has developed FusePly, an epoxy-based film that is designed to co-cure with a prepreg and provide a chemically active surface that reacts with functional groups in adhesives to create a covalently bonded structure.

thermoplastics, composites, next generation aerospace, aerospace composites

Thermoplastic composites: Poised to step forward
The evolving role of thermoplastic materials and processes and their future in next-generation commercial aircraft.

DARPA Tailorable Feedstock and Forming project for affordable composites

DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense
Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.

composites 3D printing

Solvay, Stratasys partner for additive manufacturing
The companies will develop an aerospace-grade polymer for use with Stratasys 3D printers.

Solvay Safran

Solvay, Safran sign agreement on high-temperature technologies
Safran will use Solvay’s high-temperature advanced materials on critical engine components.

carbon fiber catamaran

Solvay composites selected for racing catamaran
Solvay’s VTM-264 prepreg will be used for structural parts and wingsail of a new catamaran from Spanish manufacturer Balance Aquitectural Naval.

A automotive pillar molded in carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg

Hybrid resin system: Epoxy benefits, without the epoxy
Rapid cure, zero tack material ideal for automated, higher-volume production.

Danobat military transport plane

Proving viability of dry fabrics, infusion for large aerostructures
Danobat’s ADMP is used to produce a wing demonstrator with non-crimp fabrics.

coal carbon fiber precursor

Research of developing coal, oil into low-cost carbon fiber advances
Western Research Institute and academic and industry partners advance into the second year of a research project to turn coal, crude oil and biomass into low-cost carbon fiber.

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