Solvay and Boeing extend lightweight materials contract

Solvay has extended its contract to 2020 to supply structural composite and adhesive materials used to make Boeing’s large passenger aircraft more lightweight.

The aircraft include legacy programs such as the 737, 747 and 777 as well as current and future platforms, including B787, 737MAX and the 777X. The extended contract includes delivering on specific supplier initiatives as well as long-term growth opportunities with current and future qualified Solvay products.

‘Our composite technologies provide the right balance of sustainable performance and competitiveness to meet the industry’s evolving needs,’ said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chief Executive of Solvay. ‘We look forward to a continued and mutually beneficial relationship with Boeing.’

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.