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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

26 Jul 2016 09:41 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

11 Dec 2015 10:32 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

8 Jul 2015 14:52 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

20 Jan 2015 10:19 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

11 Apr 2014 12:04 Materials