Solvay ac­quires large-tow car­bon fiber pre­cur­sor man­u­fac­turer

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Solvay

com­pleted the ac­qui­si­tion of Euro­pean Car­bon Fiber GmbH (“ECF”), a Ger­man pro­ducer of high-qual­ity “pre­cur­sor” for large-tow (50K) poly­acry­loni­trile (PAN) car­bon fibers. With this ac­qui­si­tion, Solvay is build­ing the foun­da­tions to lead the adop­tion of com­pos­ites in au­to­mo­tive ap­pli­ca­tions, to serve se­lect in­dus­trial mar­kets, and to sup­port the po­ten­tial adop­tion of large-tow fibers in aero­space.

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