Brussels, July 18, 2019 --- Solvay will reveal at K 2019 developments in thermoplastic composites, a light-weighting material that enhances the Group’s sustainable mobility objectives and enables resource-efficient solutions for customers in aerospace, automotive, and oil & gas.

Solvay recently created a platform fully dedicated to thermoplastic composites, blending its unique in-house expertise via the vertical integration of its composite materials and its unmatched portfolio of high-performance polymers. These materials, beyond light-weighting, feature exceptional heat and shock resistance, strength and toughness, chemical inertness, and enable design flexibility.

In addition to the thermoplastic composites developments, Solvay will present a new high temperature polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymer, an industry first.

Solvay will also showcase unique applications of its high-performance materials, such as the world’s first all-polymer recyclable e-bike made using the company’s long-fiber thermoplastics (LFT) material. 

Presentations on sustainable mobility and resource efficiency will be given on a variety of topics including batteries, additive manufacturing, hyper-connectivity, transportation, water filtration, construction, and consumer goods. They will take place at Solvay’s booth C61 Hall 6 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Oct. 16 - 18) as well as Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 21 & 22).

Please visit Solvay’s online hub for updates on the Group’s activities at K 2019 to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, October 16-23.

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 24,500 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.3 billion in 2018, 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 planned divestment of Polyamides.