Solar Impulse

Solvay’s CEO has written an open letter to the pilots of the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) solar airplane, thanking them for “12 extraordinary years” of big and small technical victories in sustainable materials development. more

Jul 26, 2016 9:41 AM Materials

Covestro has announced that it is extending its sponsorship with Solar Impulse, as it prepares to complete its journey round the world in 2016. more

Dec 11, 2015 10:32 AM Materials

Solvay, one of the technology partners to the Solar Impulse project, has congratulated the pilots and their teams on crossing the Pacific Ocean without using any fuel. more

Jul 8, 2015 2:52 PM Industry News

The countdown to the first attempt to fly around the globe without using any fuel has started this week, made possible by a plane powered by plastics. more

Jan 20, 2015 10:19 AM Materials

Innovative plastics from Bayer MaterialScience have been used to construct parts of a futuristic aircraft that is aiming to be the first to complete a round-the-world flight without fuel in 2015. more

Apr 11, 2014 12:04 PM Materials

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