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Solvay to Present Aluminum-alternative Prepregs and more at JEC World 2020

Published on 2020-03-05. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Metal Replacement    

Solvay will launch and promote materials and processes developed for industrialized processes at JEC World. The product offerings include prepreg technology, which is an alternative to machined aluminum, Double Diaphragm Forming (DDF) automated technology and much more for the visitors.

Solvay’s Products at Display

CYCOM® EP2750 Prepreg Technology


CYCOM® EP2750, a market first prepreg technology developed for the high rate, efficient manufacture of aerospace primary structure parts. It makes composites a cost-effective alternative to machined aluminum for small to medium size parts. This prepreg and associated process are competitive with machined aluminum and enable the manufacture of aerospace standard complex small to medium parts.

Representative parts will be on display on Solvay’s stand M41. This technology is a finalist at JEC World Innovation Awards.

DDF Automated Technology

Double Diaphragm Forming (DDF) automated technology, as demonstrated on a pilot line recently unveiled at Solvay’s Application center in Heanor, UK, enables a sub 3min takt time (from raw material to cured part) when combined with SolvaLiteTM fast curing resin systems.

Visitors can watch a video on the stand showcasing the new demonstrator line and witness the result on an automotive inner door structure manufactured using SolvaLiteTM 710-1.

EvoliteTM F Series Thermoplastic Composite Tapes

Solvay’s EvoliteTM F series thermoplastic composite tapes have been developed for demanding offshore O&G applications. They combine the recognized excellent corrosion resistance of Solef® PVDF with the inherent high strength performance of carbon fiber making it ideal for lightweight flexible pipes and risers at a lower cost of ownership.

Other Product Offerings

  • Third generation aerospace structural prepreg and engineered materials for added functionality (including noise dampening and lightning strike protection), making the switch from metal to composites more cost effective.
  • Clean Sky 2 fuselage panel demonstrating Solvay’s ability to support customers and R&D projects with material developments tailored to the project needs.
  • Textiles and resin systems for infusion engineered for maximized performance, processability and automation compatibility while enabling structural integration and design freedom.
  • Solvay’s KetaSpire® PEEK, also available with carbon fiber reinforcement, provides exceptional fatigue and chemical resistance as well as excellent mechanical properties at very high or low temperatures. Solvay's tailor-made filaments for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), allow better fusion of layers, enable high part density and offer exceptional part strength, even in the z-axis.

Source: Solvay
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