Solvay has signed an agreement with Boeing for the supply of advanced composites and adhesives in support of the 777X airplane production, the Belgian speciality materials company announced on 8 Jan.
Solvay said it would be supplying a range of material technologies including structural carbon fibre epoxy prepreg, flame resistant interior phenolic prepreg, lightning strike protection surfacing film and structural bonding adhesive.
The materials will support applications across the entire 777X, including the vertical and horizontal stabilisers, the nacelle, landing gear doors, wings and interior structures.
“Boeing is one of Solvay’s key strategic partners and the signature of this agreement demonstrates our ability to develop material solutions that meet Boeing’s technical, supply and cost challenges,” said Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay’s Composite Materials Global Business Unit.
Solvay to supply materials for Boeing 777X programme