Posted on: 04 April 2012 by Mark Howells
Cytec Industries’ engineered materials business is to supply certain high-performance, structural composite and adhesive materials for the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) C919 aircraft family.
The contract, with Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company (SAMC), a subsidiary of COMAC, is for a ten-year term and majority of their composite material requirements.
“We are excited to be a key supplier to COMAC’s C919 programme,” declared Shane Fleming, president and CEO of Cytec Industries. “This agreement is further evidence of Cytec’s growing position as a supplier of structural composites and adhesives to the global commercial aerospace market.”
Cytec’s materials will be used by Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company to build both primary and secondary composite structures for the C919. “We are honoured to be selected to support COMAC and are pleased our product solutions bring value to the C919 programme,” remarked Bill Wood, president of Cytec’s engineered materials. As part of the agreement, Cytec’s authorised distributor in China, Argosy International, will provide sales and logistics support for material procurement.