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Solvay and RUAG sign new supply agreement for next-generation launcher programs

1 Jun 2018

Solvay has signed a new agreement to supply RUAG with advanced structural composites for US and European space launcher programs.

Solvay will supply MTM® 46 composite products for RUAG to manufacture large integrated structural components including payload fairings, stage and payload adapters, dispensers and separation systems on next-generation launchers. MTM® 46 is a high performance, out-of-autoclave toughened epoxy resin system that meets space agencies requirements and can be used in light and stiff sandwich structures. It was specifically developed for extreme demand applications such as space programs.

“RUAG Space is the leading supplier of composite payload fairings and is an expert in out-of-autoclave manufacture. They selected Solvay’s structural composites to produce cost-effective, high performance structural components. We look forward to supporting RUAG’s operations out of Decatur, Alabama, USA and Emmen, Switzerland as they further contribute to space transportation”said Marc Doyle, Executive Vice-President Aerospace Business Line, Solvay Composite Materials.

Solvay is specialized in out-of-autoclave technology and has a broad portfolio of VBO/press prepregs, RTM/infusion resin systems for structural aerospace and space applications.

Picture from left to right:

  •         Hannes Schuette, Account Manager, Solvay
  •         Marc Doyle, Executive Vice-President Aerospace Business Line, Solvay
  •         Stefan Hofmann, Manager Supply Chain Management, RUAG 
  •         Jan Imbusch, Manager Strategic Procurement, RUAG
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