Solvay Specialty Polymers

Solvay's Virantage® PESU high-temperature tougheners for composites deliver superior hot-wet performance, damage tolerance and processability, in a range of molecular weights as powders and films.

4500 McGinnis Ferry Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30005 US

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Rossstrasse 96
Düsseldorf, D-40476 DE
+49 211 513590 00

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Tokyo , 105-6207 JP
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18 Hai Kang Road Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Hai Yu Town
Chang Su, 215522 CN
+86 512 52327110

4th Flr., Ewha-Solvay Research & Innovation Center 150, Bukahyun-ro, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul, 120-140 KR
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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.

Solvay introduces high-temperature PEEK polymer
KetaSpire PEEK XT promises the chemical resistance of standard PEEK plus significantly higher strength and stiffness at elevated temperatures.

Stajvelo e-bike built with Solvay long-fiber thermoplastic material
An injection-molded composite e-bike features thermoplastic composites.

Going discontinuous, for continuous improvement
The HiPerDiF (High Performance Discontinuous Fibre) project is exploring an alternate way of producing high-performance carbon fiber composites: start with discontinuous, rather than continuous fibers.

Thermoplastic composites PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and continuous compression molding (CCM)

PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and Continuous Compression Molding
Suppliers of thermoplastics and carbon fiber chime in regarding PEEK vs. PEKK, and now PAEK, as well as in-situ consolidation — the supply chain for thermoplastic tape composites continues to evolve.

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

Solvay to supply materials for the 777X program
Solvay will supply a range of material technologies including out-of-autoclave structural carbon fiber epoxy prepreg, flame resistant interior phenolic prepreg, lightning strike protection surfacing film and structural bonding adhesive.

vehicle testing

Thermoplastic composites: Occupant protection
European consortium develops, validates unique hybrid process for a glass/PA6 engine-compartment bulkhead to replace stamped steel on commercial trucks.

People on the move: March 2017
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

structural supercapacitor roof and a trunk lid with supercapacitor laminates

Composites in Class A body panels: Integrating energy storage
Side story to Composites in Class A body panels: Evolution continues.

Jeff Sloan

Composites industry is growing up—but hurdles still remain
It’s the era of when, not if, for the use of composite materials.

precision thermoplastics

Plant Tour: Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing, Bristol, RI, US
Precision thermoplastics parts manufacturer expands into hybrid composites to help meet OEM demand for higher performance while trimming weight, cost and lead times.

Layup of the fairing cylindrical section

Size-unlimited OOA composite process enables next-gen system
United Launch Alliance selects Ruag Space for lower cost/improved quality out-of-autoclave manufacture of Vulcan’s composite primary structures.

ACE Awards winner

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Nanocomp Technologies Inc.

Nanocomp Technologies Inc., Merrimack, NH, US
Its millimeter-length macro CNTs are finally realizing their commercial composites potential, with spacecraft applications leading the way.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

March 2016: Business briefs
New briefs from DolphiTech, Sonatest, Solvay and Hexcel.

carbon fiber

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs

Filament winding, compression molding combine on BMW M4 GTS
Cytec Solvay is debuting today a novel all-carbon fiber composite hood that it helped develop for the BMW M4 GTS, in cooperation with fabricator C-CON GmbH and automotive metals specialist Läpple AG.

“Smart tooling” cuts time and risk for complex unitized composite structures production
One-piece bladder tooling helps to actualize NASA/Boeing’s revolutionary fluted core design for next-gen cryogenic fuel tank skirt.

Bioresins: Not a tsunami, but more like a rising tide
This excerpt from an upcoming article in CW magazine shows that a lot of investigation is happening, and some promising applications are developing.

Product Categories of Solvay Specialty Polymers

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Liquid crystal polymer
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polyether ketone family (PEK, PEKK, PEEK)
    • Polyethersulfone
    • Other thermoplastics
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, other
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Toughening agents
    • Other additives/modifiers