Aircraft Cabin Management

Solvay signs agreement with Zotefoams

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Solvay, a producer of polymer and composite materials has signed a long-term agreement with Zotefoams, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight cross-linked polyolefin block foams and a specialist in innovative technical foams, for the supply of Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). Solef will be used to produce Zotefoams’ Zotek F high-performance closed cell crosslinked aerospace foam range.

The collaboration will target a wide range of interior applications in aerospace including ducting, carpet underlay, environmental control systems and insulation, where low weight, high flame retardancy and cost-effective processability are paramount.

Deal signed for technical foams

“This agreement marks the starting point of a collaborative partnership towards supply security, quality and innovation,” said Marc Doyle, Executive Vice President for Aerospace & Defence of Solvay Materials Business.

“PVDF foam is the ideal material for a multitude of applications in air- and spacecraft interiors and we are delighted that this agreement gives security of supply for our customers in unpredictable times,” comments James Bridges, Director of High-Performance Products at Zotefoams. “As the commercial aviation sector strives to meet stringent carbon reduction targets, the [weight reducing] capabilities of Zotek F are more in demand than ever, so the announcement of our partnership with Solvay could not be more timely.”

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