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carbon fiber composite Iris lunar rover

Composites design helps nano-sized lunar rover hit big milestones
Developed by Carnegie Mellon University, the ultralight, composites-intensive Iris nano-rover will make its lunar debut later this year.

The markets: Aerospace (2021)
The coronavirus pandemic, a once-in-a-millennia global catastrophe, has depressed commercial air travel in unprecedented and disastrous ways. Implications start with the airlines themselves and trickle down to major airframers and the entire tier structure of the aerospace supply chain.

Solvay, Composites One enter Process Materials business negotiation

Solvay, Composites One enter Process Materials business negotiation
The PM business provides a broad array of vacuum bagging materials. The proposed transaction will enable Solvay to continue focusing on its core composites technology portfolio.

Solvay and Boeing sign long-term enterprise agreement

Solvay and Boeing sign long-term enterprise agreement
Solvay’s contract extension covers composites and adhesives across all Boeing commercial and defense aircraft programs. 

Episode 34: Carmelo Lo Faro, Solvay Composite Materials

Episode 34: Carmelo Lo Faro, Solvay Composite Materials
Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.

New 3dpbm market analysis division presents AM industry study results

New 3dpbm market analysis division presents AM industry study results
Analysis of composites additive manufacturing performed by the new market analysis and consultancy group shows the market generating $10.6 billion in yearly revenues by 2030. 

Solvay, Flybotix collaborate on inspection drone

Solvay, Flybotix collaborate on inspection drone
Solvay's ultra-lightweight and robust thermoplastic carbon fiber composites contribute to doubling the Asio drone’s flight time.

Solvay, Lockheed Martin continue F-35 aircraft partnership

Solvay, Lockheed Martin continue F-35 aircraft partnership
The new five-year contract with Lockheed Martin builds on Solvay’s F-35 program commitment to provide high-performance materials and the company’s leadership in composite and adhesive technologies.

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.

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