Solvay and Boeing sign materials agreement

Solvay says that it has signed an agreement with Boeing to supply composites and adhesives in support of the 777X airplane production. Solvay will be supplying 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.

These materials will be used applications across the 777X plane including the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, the nacelle, landing gear doors, wings and interior structures.

‘Boeing is one of Solvay’s key strategic partners and the signature of this agreement demonstrates our ability to develop material solutions that meet Boeing’s technical, supply and cost challenges,’ said Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay’s composite materials global business unit.  

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