29 Oct, 2019 By Johny 2 Comments
Solvay opens new composite innovation centers dedicated to thermoplastic composites
Solvay has opened two innovation centers dedicated to thermoplastic composites in the United States and Europe, reinforcing its research and innovation (R&I) capabilities and engagement with customers, in high performance materials for the aerospace, automotive and oil & gas markets.
The opening of both centers follows Solvay’s creation in April of its thermoplastic composites platform to speed up the development of these materials. The centers are complementary and will build on Solvay’s unmatched vertically integrated portfolio of specialty polymers and carbon fiber composites.
Solvay’s advanced materials replace heavier metals, contributing to a lower total cost of ownership. In transport, they help to lightweight planes and cars, reducing their fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions and allow greater design freedom, thereby reducing the number of parts overall or improving aerodynamics. In oil and gas, they replace metal pipes prone to corrosion.