Solvay’s prepregs are developed to improve strength while remaining lightweight.
Solvay’s prepregs are developed to improve strength while remaining lightweight.

Carbon fiber companies Solvay and deBotech have formed partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Solvay is one of the team’s technology partners and suppliers of carbon fiber composite materials, while deBotech, Solvay’s customer and USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s preferred carbon fiber manufacturer, has been a team partner for 15 years.

Solvay’s prepregs are developed to improve strength while remaining lightweight, and can create create distinctive complex shapes, giving performance equipment improved aerodynamic efficiency.

‘At deBotech we have worked with Solvay’s materials for years across a wide range of high performance applications,’ said Hans deBot, deBotech president and founder. ‘It is that experience coupled with our deep understanding of carbon fiber composite properties that enabled us to partner with USA Bobsled and Skeleton since 2002.’ 

This story is reprinted from material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.