Tempe, January 28, 2016 --- Solvay Composite Materials congratulates Honda Aircraft on receiving type certification for its HA-420 light business jet. This type certification affords Honda Aircraft the ability to begin making deliveries of this aircraft. 

"We commend Honda Aircraft’s innovation and dedication to advancing the use of composite materials in lightweighting aircraft structures," stated James Pigford, Vice President of Solvay Composites Materials Aerospace Business Line.     

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.    

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An international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay assists its customers in innovating, developing and delivering high-value, sustainable products and solutions which consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life. Solvay serves diversified global end markets, including automotive and aerospace, consumer goods and healthcare, energy and environment, electricity and electronics, building and construction as well as industrial applications. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with about 30,000 employees spread across 53 countries. It generated pro forma net sales of close to € 12 billion in 2014, with 90% made from activities where it ranks among the world’s top 3 players. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on EURONEXT Brussels and EURONEXT Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).