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Solvay is a leader in advanced composite solutions for aerospace primary and secondary structure applications. We will once again be at the Paris Air Show to meet with OEMs’ and their Tier to further our collaborations and discuss future projects.  

Solvay in Paris

Airshows are unique opportunities for the entire supply chain to meet, exchange and announce exciting new ventures and developments. The Paris International Airshow is one of the world's largest and longest-running gatherings in the aerospace market and features over 150 aircrafts made with advanced materials and technologies. Bringing together the space, civil, military and manufacturing technology industries, it showcases the latest advances in aerospace technologies. 

At a time when the manufacturing rates of aircraft are growing exponentially and when the race for lower CO2 emissions, reduced fuel consumption and longer range is accentuated, lightweighting, freedom of design and function integration are more crucial than ever.

As a leading supplier of composites for commercial and military aerospace as well as for space applications, Solvay Composite Materials is best positioned to answer these challenges by bringing industrialized solutions to the aerospace industry. Attend the 53rd International Paris Air Show to discover the latest technological innovations and consult our Solvay team for their technological expertise.

Why composites are the future of aerospace

Leaders in the aerospace industry trust Solvay to reliably serve them with its high-performance products, so why don’t you? If you’re looking for composite material technologies that are able solve your challenges regarding lightweighting, unique design features and multi-functionality and want to work with a leading supplier of global OEMs, then Solvay is right for you.

But why composites? Composites grant unparalleled design freedom, enabling the manufacturing of parts that simply cannot be made with metal. They also reduce part counts and the need for fasteners and welding. Solvay’s participation in the Solar Impulse project showed what can be achieved with lightweight materials in aerospace, and as manufacturers are starting to look at pushing design boundaries further and using more biomimetic influenced design, we are confident that the convergence of high rate manufacturing, production system enablers and computational capabilities will further increase the adoption of composites in the aerospace industry.

We also see a lot of interest and developments around electrification: it is clear that composites will be critical in enabling electric planes to fly by offering the required lightweighting. Finally, through the smart use of automation, the manufacturing of composite parts is feasible in high volumes, as is demonstrated by the automotive industry.

Working hand in hand is what we do

By working with Solvay, you gain access to the largest existing portfolio of products and technologies for aerospace applications, including primary and secondary structures, aircraft interior products and processing materials optimized for complex manufacturing methods. Our portfolio includes epoxy and thermoplastic composites, structural adhesives and surfacing films, prepregs, resin and compound systems, 3D-moldable foams, adhesives and surfacing films, carbon fibers, textiles, as well as tooling and vacuum bagging consumables.

Solvay provides unique leadership in advanced material science and application engineering and an unparalleled expertise acquired through R&I collaborations with key industry players worldwide. Relying on this long-standing experience, we offer a unique combination of know-how, adaptability and collaboration: we partner with our customers to develop the tailor-made solutions that are best suited to meet their specific challenges. Our most recent collaborations include the Safran's LEAP engine and the world's largest aircraft by wingspan.