Solvay launches ‘breakthrough’ adhesive for aerospace industry

Two ABB robots handle and trim pre-formed parts prior to the curing stage at Solvay
Two ABB robots handle and trim pre-formed parts prior to the curing stage at Solvay

New adhesive and surfacing technology innovations will increase efficiency for aerospace manufacturers, Solvay says.

The company is launching AeroPaste 1006, 1009 and 1100 adhesive pastes and BR 179 non-chromate primer. These breakthrough aerospace adhesive and surfacing technology innovations not only increase part assembly efficiency but also offer unmatched processing flexibility, making them ideal for ever-increasing production rates.

AeroPaste is Solvay’s new generation of epoxy-based structural paste adhesives that provide film-like property and performance, comparable or superior to leading film adhesives on the market.

Designed specifically to enable rapid assembly and automation, this new portfolio of paste adhesives will support industrialisation requirements in the aerospace industry. AeroPaste will increase manufacturers’ efficiency and output by enabling fast and easy application, and offer excellent tolerance to variations in bondline thickness.

AeroPaste offers manufacturers flexibility and meets a variety of application requirements.

BR 179, Solvay’s next generation, sustainable, non-chromate primer is a breakthrough innovation in the world of aerospace primers. A truly sustainable solution for adhesive bonding, this non-chromated primer provides corrosion resistance comparable to benchmark chromated primers. BR 179 offers superior tolerance to primer thickness variations, excellent mechanical properties and usage flexibility with an out-life of up to 180 days, making it the ideal primer for aerospace fabricators.

“Solvay’s deep understanding of the industry’s needs and challenges is driving our new product developments. By focusing on innovation, process efficiencies as well as sustainability, we provide a step change to our customers” said Mike Blair, head of research & innovation for Solvay Composite Materials global business unit.

Overall, Solvay’s adhesive and surfacing technology support increased production rates, improved manufacturing efficiency and the growing demand for sustainable solutions. Solvay’s technologies are qualified by all major commercial and defence aerospace OEMs and enable the development of light, safe and fuel efficient aircraft.

Attend the company’s on-demand technical presentations and live product showcase 30th at SAMPE neXus 2021 virtual event to get the latest technical information on these innovations.



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