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Solvay & GKN Aerospace to develop thermoplastic composites for aircraft

As per the deal, Solvay will become a preferred supplier of these lightweight materials to Fokker

BS B2B Bureau  |  Tempe, Arizona (USA) 

Solvay & GKN Aerospace officials
Solvay & GKN Aerospace officials

and GKN Aerospace’s business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to

Under the agreement, and GKN Aerospace’s business will combine their expertise to advance technological developments in thermoplastic composite materials, as well as improve processes and cost competitiveness. The businesses have complementary materials expertise in thermoplastic polymersand fibre reinforced composites. GKN Aerospace’s business also brings leadership in component design and manufacturing, to translate the technology into innovative solutions for aerospace customers.

“Solvay’s partnership with GKN Aerospace’s business is an important step in our goal to become the leading supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to the aerospace, oil & gas and automotive industries. A deeper understanding of the market’s needs and challenges in adopting these new materials together with Fokker’s expertise in design and manufacturing will enable us to develop technologies to industrialize the manufacturing of and parts,” said Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay’s composite materials global business unit (GBU).

Toine Verbruggen, vice president procurement and supply chain management of GKN Aerospace’s business, added, “This agreement will contribute to our technology leadership in thermoplastic innovation. We design and manufacture the systems and components that our customers need, and this partnership will enable us to offer more advanced, lightweight solutions to our customers.”

can reduce the weight of components by up to 25 percent, when compared to traditional metallic solutions. This helps lower emissions, boost performance and enhance the efficiency of parts manufacturing.

First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 15:21 IST
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Solvay & GKN Aerospace to develop thermoplastic composites for aircraft

As per the deal, Solvay will become a preferred supplier of these lightweight materials to Fokker

As per the deal, Solvay will become a preferred supplier of these lightweight materials to Fokker
and GKN Aerospace’s business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to

Under the agreement, and GKN Aerospace’s business will combine their expertise to advance technological developments in thermoplastic composite materials, as well as improve processes and cost competitiveness. The businesses have complementary materials expertise in thermoplastic polymersand fibre reinforced composites. GKN Aerospace’s business also brings leadership in component design and manufacturing, to translate the technology into innovative solutions for aerospace customers.

“Solvay’s partnership with GKN Aerospace’s business is an important step in our goal to become the leading supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to the aerospace, oil & gas and automotive industries. A deeper understanding of the market’s needs and challenges in adopting these new materials together with Fokker’s expertise in design and manufacturing will enable us to develop technologies to industrialize the manufacturing of and parts,” said Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay’s composite materials global business unit (GBU).

Toine Verbruggen, vice president procurement and supply chain management of GKN Aerospace’s business, added, “This agreement will contribute to our technology leadership in thermoplastic innovation. We design and manufacture the systems and components that our customers need, and this partnership will enable us to offer more advanced, lightweight solutions to our customers.”

can reduce the weight of components by up to 25 percent, when compared to traditional metallic solutions. This helps lower emissions, boost performance and enhance the efficiency of parts manufacturing.

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Solvay & GKN Aerospace to develop thermoplastic composites for aircraft

As per the deal, Solvay will become a preferred supplier of these lightweight materials to Fokker

and GKN Aerospace’s business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to

Under the agreement, and GKN Aerospace’s business will combine their expertise to advance technological developments in thermoplastic composite materials, as well as improve processes and cost competitiveness. The businesses have complementary materials expertise in thermoplastic polymersand fibre reinforced composites. GKN Aerospace’s business also brings leadership in component design and manufacturing, to translate the technology into innovative solutions for aerospace customers.

“Solvay’s partnership with GKN Aerospace’s business is an important step in our goal to become the leading supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to the aerospace, oil & gas and automotive industries. A deeper understanding of the market’s needs and challenges in adopting these new materials together with Fokker’s expertise in design and manufacturing will enable us to develop technologies to industrialize the manufacturing of and parts,” said Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay’s composite materials global business unit (GBU).

Toine Verbruggen, vice president procurement and supply chain management of GKN Aerospace’s business, added, “This agreement will contribute to our technology leadership in thermoplastic innovation. We design and manufacture the systems and components that our customers need, and this partnership will enable us to offer more advanced, lightweight solutions to our customers.”

can reduce the weight of components by up to 25 percent, when compared to traditional metallic solutions. This helps lower emissions, boost performance and enhance the efficiency of parts manufacturing.

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