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Solvay is Awarded Gold Supplier Award by FACC

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Tempe, AZ, March 23, 2017 ---Solvay is proud to have been awarded FACC Operations GmbH’s Excellent Supplier Gold Award 2016, in recognition for the company’s outstanding service and exceptional performance in achieving FACC’s challenging procurement, delivery and quality requirements.

The truly competitive partnership between Solvay and FACC, through ongoing support and co-operation, has proven invaluable in helping FACC achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.

Bill Wood, President of Solvay Composite Materials said: “We are honored to receive this Gold Award from FACC. Our companies have enjoyed a long standing mutually beneficial relationship and Solvay’s teams are committed to delivering the highest level of customer focus to all our partners. We look forward to a continued positive long term business relationship”.

Rudolf Leitner (FACC Executive Vice President Procurement) added: “For any supplier to be considered as a recipient of an FACC Excellent Supplier award, they must have attained high levels of service that encompass the essential properties of quality and delivery. Solvay has taken up this challenge and has been honored with the Gold award this year, therefore showing a positive example of competitive partnership.”

FACC uses a range of Solvay’s composite materials, primarily to manufacture critical secondary structures for the Aerospace OEMs. Some ongoing applications include: 

  • CYCOM®970 combined with T300 and/or T650 carbon fibers for applications including Boeing’s B787 Spoilers, Embraer’s E-Jets E2 Ailerons, and COMAC’s C919 secondary structure

  • CYCOM® 977-2 for several Airbus applications,  

  • CYCOM® 985LV for  Wing to Body Fairing of Bombardier C Series, 

  • a wide range of RTM resins, structural adhesives and Surface Master® 905 for lightning strike protection (LSP) on various packages. 


solvay receives gold award from FACC

On the picture from left to right

Gabriel Molina, Solvay Composite Materials Senior Account Manager
Lance Parcell, Director, Solvay Composite Materials Strategic Business Development
Robert Machtlinger, FACC Chief Executive Officer
Bill Wood, President of Solvay Composite Materials
Rudolf Leitner, FACC Executive Vice President Procurement

Carmelo Lo Faro, President of Solvay Composite Materials as of April 1st 2017

Johannes Aschauer, FACC Goup Leader Procurement Quality Assurance

Veselin Verguilov, FACC  Procurement Quality Assurance

Christa Hatzmann, FACC  Operational Buyer

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.


About Solvay

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.

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