The partnership marks Solvay’s entry into materials manufacturing in the UAE.
The partnership marks Solvay’s entry into materials manufacturing in the UAE.

Chemicals company Solvay and Strata, a composite aerostructures manufacturing facility, have formalized their joint venture (JV) to supply Boeing with composite materials from a facility to be built in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The JV will reportedly be the UAE’s first supplier of prepreg carbon fibers. The new approximately 8,500 m2 facility will supply Boeing with carbon fiber prepreg for primary structure applications in its new 777X program. Solvay’s prepreg technology consists of fiber reinforcements pre-impregnated with a resin matrix to make composite parts. 

The partnership marks Solvay’s entry into materials manufacturing in the UAE.

‘This joint venture showcases Solvay’s capabilities in advanced aerospace composite technologies, including for aircraft primary structures as a growth pillar for our materials business,’ said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay. 

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