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Solvay Extends Partnership with Lockheed Martin to Supply Structural Adhesives

Published on 2020-10-02. Author : SpecialChem

Solvay Extends Partnership with Lockheed Martin to Supply Structural Adhesives Solvay has been awarded a new five-year material supply contract by Lockheed Martin to supply structural adhesives for its F-35 defense aircraft. The new contract extends Solvay’s long-standing partnership on the F-35 program and underlines the company’s leadership in adhesive technologies for defense platforms.

Structural Adhesives for Defense Aircrafts


Solvay has supported the manufacturing and delivery of more than 550 aircrafts. The company has supplied more than 50 products to the F-35 program, including CYCOM® 977-3, a toughened epoxy resin prepreg system and structural adhesive FM® 300.

It is a privilege to be the principal supplier of adhesives to Lockheed Martin multinational F-35 program," said Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials Global Business Unit. "This contract extension builds not only on our F-35 program commitment, but also the partnership Solvay and Lockheed Martin have shared for more than 30 years and our ability to innovate together,” added Lo Faro.

The new contract with Lockheed Martin will be managed by Solvay and its U.S.-based subsidiary CDM, which operates under a special security agreement. The contract will formally commence on January 1, 2021.

About F-35 Program

The F-35 is the U.S. Department of Defense's flagship program that is delivering an advanced, affordable 5th generation multi-role fighter platform for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and international customers. The aircraft constitutes the largest global defense program in history.


Source: Solvay
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