07 May 2019
07 May 2019
Solvay is proud to congratulate Scaled Composites for successfully flying the Stratolaunch aircraft for the first time. This twin-fuselage aircraft is the world’s largest aircraft by wingspan and was designed to air launch rockets into space.
Solvay’s innovative out of autoclave prepreg technology is extensively used on the primary structure of the Stratolaunch aircraft. Indeed, Solvay’s VTM 264 was utilised to manufacture the plane’s fuselage, wing skins, empennage, ribs, spars and bulkheads.
We wish Scaled Composites and Stratolaunch Systems Corporation success on the next steps of the program.
Photo provided by Solvay
Web Industries has signed a letter of intent with East Forty to purchase 12 acres of land for a manufacturing plant in Marysville, Washington, north of Seattle, US.
Revolution Fibres has collaborated with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company to develop a next-generation nanofibre interleaving veil for improving the toughness of carbon fibre composites.
Registration is now open for By Air, By Land, By Sea: Composites Get You There, a new workshop presented by Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance in partnership with IACMI–The Composites Institute.