From left to right: Fabrizio Ponte, executive vice-president, Solvay, Arno Van Mourik, CEO, Airborne, Marcus Kremers, CTO, Airborne, Mike Blair, executive vice-president research at Solvay, and Gerald Perrin, global growth sales director, Solvay.
From left to right: Fabrizio Ponte, executive vice-president, Solvay, Arno Van Mourik, CEO, Airborne, Marcus Kremers, CTO, Airborne, Mike Blair, executive vice-president research at Solvay, and Gerald Perrin, global growth sales director, Solvay.

Solvay and aerospace company Airborne have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop automated processing solutions for the industrialization and high volume use of composite materials.

According to the companies, industrializing tailored prepreg layups and forming technologies for high volume applications is a significant challenge for the composites industry.

‘To truly drive innovation in composites, we firmly believe it is vital to collaborate throughout the value chain, enabling the development of materials, processes and automation to go hand in hand. If we follow such a holistic approach, great breakthroughs are possible,’ said Marcus Kremers, CTO at Airborne.

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