Solvay hit the news twice beginning of March
On March 7 they announced that Solvay and Boeing extend advanced lightweighting materials supply contract for large passenger aircraft for legacy programs such as the 737, 747 and 777 as well as current and future platforms, including B787, 737MAX and the 777X. Solvay with the recent acquisition of Cytec is the world’s second largest maker of composite materials for the aerospace industry. Solvay’s newly created Composite Materials Global Business Unit, provides technologically advanced lightweighting materials addressing the requirements of aerospace manufacturers to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and maintenance time. You can read the press release here.
On March 8 they announced to have won Airbus qualification for its high-performance lightweighting foam TegraCore™ which is implemented on its flagship A350 XWB as a high-performance lightweighting material and paves the way for its use on other Airbus aircraft. You can read the press release here.