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Solvay launches breakthrough adhesive and surfacing technologies for the aerospace industry

Petrochemical industry | 23 Jun 2021 IST | Polymerupdate.com
Alpharetta, Solvay is launching AeroPaste® 1006, 1009 and 1100 adhesive pastes and BR® 179 non-chromate primer. These breakthrough aerospace adhesive and surfacing technology innovations not only increase part assembly efficiency but also offer unmatched processing flexibility, making them ideal for ever-increasing production rates.

AeroPaste® is Solvay’s new generation of epoxy-based structural paste adhesives that provide film-like property and performance, comparable or superior to leading film adhesives on the market. Designed specifically to enable rapid assembly and automation, this new portfolio of paste adhesives will support industrialization requirements in the aerospace industry. AeroPaste® will increase manufacturers’ efficiency and output by enabling fast and easy application, and offer excellent tolerance to variations in bondline thickness. AeroPaste® offers manufacturers maximum flexibility and meets a variety of application requirements: AeroPaste® 1006, 1009 and 1100 are now available commercially.

BR® 179, Solvay’s next generation, sustainable, non-chromate primer is a breakthrough innovation in the world of aerospace primers. A truly sustainable solution for adhesive bonding, this non-chromated primer provides corrosion resistance comparable to benchmark chromated primers. BR® 179 offers superior tolerance to primer thickness variations, excellent mechanical properties and unmatched usage flexibility with an out-life of up to 180 days, making it the ideal primer for aerospace fabricators.

“Solvay’s deep understanding of the industry’s needs and challenges is driving our new product developments. By focusing on innovation, process efficiencies as well as sustainability, we provide a step change to our customers” said Mike Blair, Head of Research & Innovation for Solvay Composite Materials Global Business Unit.

Attend our on-demand technical presentations and our live product showcase (June 30th, 1-2pm PT) at SAMPE neXus 2021 virtual event to get the latest technical information on these innovations.

Overall, Solvay’s world-leading adhesive and surfacing technology support increased production rate, improved manufacturing efficiency and the growing demand for sustainable solutions. Our technologies are qualified by all major commercial and defense aerospace OEMs and enable the development of light, safe and fuel efficient aircraft.

About Solvay

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 23,000 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €9 billion in 2020. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
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