SolvaLite™ - Solvay’s range of thermoset composites specifically developed for high volume automotive applications.
SolvaLite™ provides a fast-curing, innovative solution which reduces the weight of vehicles by serving as a light-weight alternative to metals, helping to reduce emissions and particulate emissions.
Traditional composite materials used in the automotive industry require legnthy processing in pressure vessels to create 'cured' structures. The SolvaLite™ range of composite materials overcomes this to allow rapid manufacturing of lightweight structures for the automotive and ground-transport industries. By curing very rapidly, the composites can be used to make components measured in tens - or even hundreds - of thousands of parts per year. This is contrast to traditional composite technologies that are more suited to mere hundreds of parts per year. Through the industrialisation of these composite technologies, car manufacturers can significantly reduce the weight of their vehicles - with a positive effect on emissions of CO2 and particulates. Novel vehicle architectures and concepts are also enabled - increasing the range of choice for end consumers.
Smart prepregs for in-situ damage healing and easier recycling of composite structures.
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