Solvay and Bell sign supply agreement for rotorcraft programs
Alpharetta, GA September 10th 2018 --- Solvay signs 10-year supply agreement with Bell for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across military and commercial rotorcraft programs including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
Solvay will supply Bell with a portfolio of structural composites and adhesives including CYCOM® 5320-1, CYCOM® 5250-4, CYCOM® 5276-1, and FM® 300.
“We are proud of our long standing relationship with Bell and this new supply agreement further strengthens this relationship. We look forward to supporting Bell through the supply of advanced composites and adhesive technologies,” said Carmelo Lo Faro, President of Solvay’s Composite Materials Global Business Unit.
Picture caption: Bell 525 helicopter Copyright: Bell
About Solvay Composite Materials
Solvay’s new Global Business Unit Composite Materials is a global provider of technologically advanced lightweighting material solutions that enable our customers in the aerospace, automotive and other demanding industries to design, develop and efficiently manufacture high-quality, high-performance and complex composite structures. Composite Materials has the most extensive product portfolio, including prepregs, resin systems, adhesives and surfacing films, carbon fiber, textiles, tooling and vacuum bagging consumables, thanks to its leadership in advanced materials science, chemistry and application engineering. Solvay Composite Materials combines the former Cytec Aerospace Materials and Industrial Materials businesses.
Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 26,800 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.1 billion in 2017, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. Financial figures take into account the announced divestment of Polyamides.