Solvay Partnership Gives Composites One Customers the Best Quality in Aerospace Tooling

Composite parts are formed in molds known as tools. In the aerospace segment, tools must be strong enough to withstand countless production cycles to meet the high-volume demand for aircraft production, especially in the commercial sector.

Our Aerospace customers demand high-rate production tools that can stand up to repeated cycles—often up to thousands—while maintaining quality surface finish and dimensional accuracy and tolerance. Composites One is an authorized distributor of Solvay’s tooling materials that offer these requirements and more.

Aerospace tooling is also a lower-cost solution to creating master molds that can be used in continuous and high volumes of production cycles by eliminating the need for an autoclave, which is also helpful in achieving sustainable industry growth. In addition to the cost benefits, out-of-autoclave (OOA) processing with aerospace tooling is a viable alternative for large parts that an autoclave cannot accommodate.

Tooling solutions from Solvay

Composites One and Solvay offer customers a reliable solution for composites aerospace tooling with Solvay epoxy and BMI-based tooling materials. The LTM10 series of tooling prepregs from Solvay – low-temperature curing epoxy resin systems – are backed by leading technical support from the experts at Composites One in utilizing high-quality tooling in aero-composites manufacturing processes. With excellent composites tooling solutions, manufacturers can achieve finished molds that have the dimensional stability and durability to meet demanding manufacturing and finished parts that meet end performance requirements.

 Just like all composites products and materials from Composites One, Solvay tooling solutions are delivered through our vetted, reliable supply chain that includes frozen storage solutions and AS9120-certified distribution centers. Tooling materials are in stock and ready to ship, giving customers the benefits of reduced lead times and just-in-time delivery.

 In addition to aerospace tooling materials, Composites One supplies mold release agents that are critical when manufacturing parts. Our technical experts can help select the necessary products and materials to get the best result from every composite manufacturing process.

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