December 2019 - Solvay announced the signing of an agreement with Safran to supply Halar® ECTFE high-performance membranes for its LEAP engine baffles .
Made from plasma-treated Halar® ECTFE, this film exhibits excellent adhesion to composite substrates and blends seamlessly with surrounding substrates to give products an outstanding appearance .
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Solvay's high-performance Halar® ECTFE, a partially fluorinated, semi-crystalline polymer, is used as a protective layer for engine baffles to protect aircraft engine inlets from harsh environments
Solvay high-performance Halar® ECTFE,
“Solvay is a long-standing and reliable partner of Safran, providing advanced composite solutions for our aircraft engine and cabin projects,” said Thierry Haud, Safran’s Vice President of Purchasing.
The supply agreement will help to further expand and consolidate our partnership and help us continue to enrich our portfolio of advanced materials, technologies and processes
Solvay's Halar® ECTFE films consistently perform well over a wide temperature range, especially at low temperatures with excellent impact resistance
"As a leading global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics and composites, Solvay is committed to supporting Safran in accelerating the design and application integration of the LEAP engine program