Solvay Specialty Polymers

Trademarked Virantage PESU high-temperature tougheners for composites deliver superior hot-wet performance, damage tolerance and processibility, in a range of molecular weights as powders and films. Trademarked Solef PVDF and TegraCore PPSU foams, with superior fire performance and chemical resistance.

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Alpharetta, GA 30005 US

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Tokyo , 105-6207 JP
+81 3 5425 4304

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
+82 2 2125 5416

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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.

Solvay co-invests $1.9 million in MultiMechanics
This joint investment will enhance the development of Solvay’s pipeline of high performance polymer and composite materials, and expand its position in aerospace, automotive markets and other markets.

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.

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

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

ALTANA AG acquires Solvay’s formulated resins business
The formulated resins portfolio mainly entails the CONAP brand epoxy resin and polyurethane product systems.

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.

Solvay launches new technologies for automotive and aerospace applications
During Composites Europe, the company showcased rapid cure thermoset prepregs for automotive applications.

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.

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.

Solvay expands composite materials capabilities in Germany
It will meet growing demand from aircraft customers for lightweighting materials and to provide products and services for parts like engine fan blades.

Solvay-Mubadala joint venture to provide prepreg for 777X
The joint venture will manufacture carbon fiber prepreg for the 777X empennage and floor beams at a new facility in Al Ain, U.A.E., to be operational by 2021.

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.

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2017)
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.

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