Solvay has announced it’s joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) a leading research, development and innovation centre for thermoplastic composites.
The company is investing heavily in thermoplastic composites technology development and has joined the research centre based in the Netherlands as a tier 1 member, which grants Solvay access to the centre’s research and the ability to steer on fundamental development activities, which are complementary to Solvay’s internal research such as forming and over-moulding, cost-effective manufacture of large structures, material performance and sustainability.
The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) is a consortium of industrial and academic members active in the thermoplastic composites industry. We believe in thermoplastic composites as the material for lightweight manufacturing in large volumes. Our primary aim is to enable more widespread use of thermoplastic composites by eliminating technological barriers.
Solvay’s research and innovation experts will work hand in hand with the TPRC on selected projects where we see joint benefits. Solvay and the TPRC are both committed to increasing the adoption of TPC by the aerospace and automotive industries and our membership will strengthen our ability to contribute to industry developments Dr Jim Pratte, Senior Research Fellow for Solvay Composite Materials Global Business Unit
Solvay recently opened a Product Development Center in Alpharetta USA and Customer Engagement Center in Brussels which will work closely with the TPRC as we start engaging in joint collaboration projects.