Solvay and Boeing sign materials supply agreement for the 777X program
Alpharetta, GA, January 8th 2018 ---Solvay has signed an agreement with Boeing for the supply of advanced 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 support applications across the entire 777X 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. Our teams look forward to continuing their collaboration with Boeing and to supporting the production of the 777X,” said Carmelo Lo Faro, President of Solvay’s Composite Materials Global Business Unit.
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance 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 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. 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.