N°25 - December 2017
- newer generations of batteries such as Lithium-air for Solef® PVDF
- opportunities within the growing market for wearable and flexible electronics for F1EC or FEC
Lightweight metal replacement
The global trend towards CO2 reduction and resource efficiency are driving greater demand for lightweight composite materials. We expect the use of lightweight materials to grow significantly across all industries. The aerospace industry is currently the biggest user, while the automotive industry is massively increasing its lightweighting efforts. Already used in Formula 1 and high-performance luxury cars, composites should find their way into other automotive segments in the near future.
Solvay has been cultivating a spirit of innovation for more than 150 years. It is our way of asking MORE from chemistry. The Solar Impulse 2 project is a clear of example of this and we are proud that it showcases our many state-of-the-art materials.