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Tooling Portfolio

Manufacturing composite parts involves creation of a mold to form the material. For aerospace manufacturers, tooling materials require high dimensional stability and appropriate durability depending on the number of cycles. Solvay offers epoxy- and BMI-based tooling materials. Both types offer superior handling characteristics and molded surface quality, which are important in assuring accurate manufacture of composite parts.

Solvay approaches composite tooling by focusing on developing material to meet future demands. Through our focused engagement in collaborative research and development programs with government, academia and industry bodies, we are able to push the boundaries in function, cost-effectiveness, durability and robust processing. Our tooling portfolio includes:

  • Tooling prepregs – epoxy and BMI materials
  • Tooling hardware – heated tools, reusable silicone and surfaced composites
  • Ancillary products – tooling block, tooling core, backing structures and sealing systems

Our products are available to view through our Selector Guide. This database of products allows customers to search for products on end use application, material type and performance characteristics.