Bollate, Italy, March 21st, 2012
– Solvay Specialty Polymers announces today that a second generation of Solef® PVDF Foam is now available for the Aircraft market.
New Solef® 82050 is the only fully moldable PVDF foam able to pass the key Aircraft Fire, Smoke and Toxicity Tests (FAR and AITM), which certify complete resistance to flame, total heat release, low toxicity on combustion products and reduced optical smoke density.
Thanks to the development of the base polymer matrix, new Solef® PVDF Bead Foam displays increased mechanical properties and higher temperature rating compared to the first generation of Solef® 80 000 Series e-PVDF. In addition to this, the innovative material allows a significant weight reduction, up to a 50% density decrease over the existing product, which is already sixteen times lighter than Solef® PVDF resin.
The new product is offered as foamed molded items, which will be simultaneously introduced at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Show in Hamburg, Germany and the JEC in Paris, France that will both take place from March 27 to 29.
Parts made of Solef® 80 000 e-PVDF are manufactured by JSP in partnership with Solvay Specialty Polymers. More information can be found at www.pvdf.com.
About Solvay Specialty Polymers
Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures more products with more performance than any other polymer company in the world. The company supplies over 1500 products across 33 brands of high-performance polymers – fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, fluorinated fluids, semi-aromatic polyamides, sulfone polymers, aromatic ultra polymers, high-barrier polymers and specialty cross-linkable compounds – for use in Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Automotive, Healthcare, Membranes, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Plumbing, Semiconductors, Wire & Cable, and other markets.
Solvay is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. Its recent acquisition of specialty chemicals company Rhodia created a much larger player which is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving quality of life and its customers' performance in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels and its companies employ about 29,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR 12,7 billion in sales in 2011 (pro forma). Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLBt.BR).
JSP is the world leader in production and development of ARPRO® and its many applications. An essential product for the automotive, packaging and consumer product industries, ARPRO® is contributing to society through energy saving (weight reduction) and impact energy management. A true global provider, JSP helps its customers increase their profitability through the innovative use of ARPRO®. The company’s stock is quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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