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Cytec Selected to Support Bombardier Aerospace Aircraft Programs

05 February 2010

Cytec Industries’ Engineered Materials division has been awarded contracts to supply carbon fibre composite materials for major primary structures on Bombardier’s new CSeries and Learjet 85 aircraft programs. Cytec was also awarded a contract to supply a suite of advanced materials for current Bombardier aircraft programs.

CYCOM 890, a liquid resin infusion system, will be used for the manufacturing of structural elements of Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft wing. CYCOM 890’s performance characteristics are said to widen the resin infusion processing window and reduce fabrication risk of large and complex structures. This material is manufactured at Cytec Engineered Materials’ Wrexham, UK facility.

“We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver advanced material solutions that address complex and varied customer requirements,” states Bill Wood, President of Cytec Engineered Materials. “We congratulate Bombardier for their intelligent innovation in the use of advanced composite materials and manufacturing technologies.”

Cytec expects the contracts to generate revenues of approximately $800 million (US) over the next ten years.