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13th November 2017, Brussels/Dubai

Solvay enters advanced materials manufacturing in UAE

Solvay and Strata have formalised their Joint Venture to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a high-tech facility to be built in Al Ain. Solvay, a materials and chemicals company, and Strata, an advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing facility, have formalised their Joint Venture (JV) to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a high-tech facility to be built in Al Ain. Following the signature of the JV agreement, the parties will seek anti-trust approvals.

The equal ownership joint venture will be the UAE’s first supplier of pre-impregnated carbon fibres. This durable advanced material is used to manufacture composite structures for aviation applications, including Boeing’s latest generation aircraft, the 777X.

“This joint venture showcases Solvay’s capabilities in advanced aerospace composite technologies, including for aircraft primary structures as a growth pillar for our materials business,” said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay.

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