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Solvay launches Evolite F1050, a high-performance PVDF carbon fiber composite tape for demanding oil and gas applications

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Alpharetta, GA, April 25th 2018---Solvay launches EvoliteTM F1050, a market first high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement for demanding offshore oil and gas applications. EvoliteTM F1050 is a unidirectional tape combining the recognized excellent chemical and temperature resistance of Solef®PVDF with the inherent high strength performance of carbon fiber.


EvoliteTM F1050 offers the performance and ease of processing required by the oil and gas Industry, as demonstrated by:


  • Exceptional combination of mechanical and chemical resistance
  • High temperature applications
  • Compatibility with Automated Tape Laying (ATL) processes
  • Customised fiber/matrix translation for maximum performance


Typical oil and gas applicationsEvoliteTM F1050 include offshore hybrid flexible pipes and thermoplastic composite pipes (TCPs).


Thermoplastic composites are a key element of Solvay’s growth strategy, leveraging the Group’s vertical integration in specialty polymers and advanced carbon fiber composites technology and expertise.  Thanks to its broad portfolio and deep technical knowledge, Solvay is uniquely positioned to offer advanced thermoplastic composites to meet the most demanding industry challenges. EvoliteTM F1050is the first launch in a portfolio of products that will enable lower total installed cost solutions for oil and gas operators through the weight reduction it offers.

Solvay will be introducing EvoliteTM F1050 at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), April 30th- May 3rd, Houston TX. Visit us on booth 7310 in the NRG Arena to find out more.

Solef® and EvoliteTM are trademarks of Solvay.

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.

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