Solvay Will Launch the SolvaLite® Surfacing Film for Automotive Body Panels

Date: 04/10/2022
A grey car with SolvaLite® SF200 surfacing film of Solvay

The new surfacing film of Solvay will provide fast cure and flatness for large Class A painted surfaces.

Solvay has recently announced the that it will present the SolvaLite® SF200 surfacing film at the Composite and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX), a trade fair that will take place from 17th to 20th October 2022 in Anaheim (California, U.S.A.).

SolvaLite SF200 is a light tack film for ‘Class A’ paintable automotive body panels specifically developed to offer a one-stop solution for OEMs and tier suppliers. As a matter of fact, it is targeted at large body panels used on premium sports and other luxury class vehicles.

“With a curing time of less than 10 minutes at 150 °C, our new SolvaLite® SF200 Surfacing Film lends prepreg layups for high-class automotive body panels a very smooth cured surface where impeccable flatness is an indispensable prerequisite for painting. The product is based on our latest fast-cure technology and compatible with autoclave curing. It combines a longer outlife than previous surface films with good adhesion to automotive paints and primers, and minimizes the required rework prior to painting,” has stated Dan Eskelsen, the head of Product and Asset Management Adhesives at Solvay Composites.