Press release

Alpharetta, GA, March 6th 2018 -- Solvay announces at JEC World 2018 (March 6-8) the launch of VAC-PLY™ VMS3, its new next-generation, multi-layer microporous vacuum channel for resin infusion.

VAC-PLY™ VMS3 was specifically designed to maximize air removal during resin infusion processes, thus optimizing impregnation and avoiding dry spots. It addresses the manufacturing challenges our customers face and simplify the infusion process, making it ideal for large structures’ infusion, such as boat hulls or wind turbine blades, where maintaining vacuum over long distances is critical.

VAC-PLY™ VMS3 offers clear benefits to users including:

  • Reduced witness mark on the laminate surface decreasing costly re-work
  • Improved linear adhesive bond line reducing potential for resin penetration
  • Thinner overall construction allowing for easier placement
  • Designed for serial production to meet global demand


Solvay will be introducingVAC-PLY™ VSM3at JEC World 2018 by exhibiting samples on Stand L42 in Hall 5.

Please come and meet us on our stand to learn about the product at 15.00 on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March.

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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