Alpharetta, GA, March 12th 2018 -- Solvay announces the launch of VAC-PERF A2400, its next-generation high performance release film for wind energy applications.

VAC-PERF A2400’s compatibility with a wide range of resin systems from polyesters to next-gen epoxies, combined with high release properties makes it a true alternative to legacy release films which have now reached their performance limits.

VAC-PERF A2400 offers clear benefits to users including:

  • Maximized release properties - reduces tool cleaning operations.

  • Simplified peeling off process - saves time and cost.

  • Clean laminate - good surface finish without costly rework.

  • Usage flexibility - can be used for resin infusion and prepreg cures.

  • Simplified inventory - one peel ply for a range of resins and applications.

  • Available in width of up to 2 meters - lowers kitting costs with a 20% reduced assembly time capability.

  • Available with various perforation types incl. P3, P16, P31.



VAC-PERF A2400 will now be used as part of Solvay’s VAC-PLY INFUPLY (combination product with infusion mesh/breather and release film),  improving efficiencies further by enabling part manufacturers to focus on value added operations and industrialize their production.

Solvay will be introducing VAC-PERF A2400 at JEC World 2019. Come by Stand L42 in Hall 5 to find out more.


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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.

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