Solvay has opened a new facility for making aerospace structural adhesives and surfacing films in Wrexham, United Kingdom.

The center is purpose-built and automated, supported by robotic and digital systems, which according to Solvay improves the production and supply chain security of aerospace structural adhesives, surfacing films and lightning strike protection for composite structures.

‘Solvay’s new center […] provides the quality and reliability our global aerospace customers need to meet the increasing rates of their aircraft programs and support their production system,’s aid Carmelo Lo Faro, head of Solvay’s composite materials global business unit.

The center is fully commissioned and moving towards commercialization later this year.

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