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Mubadala and Cytec announce strategic collaboration

News International-French

17 Dec 2013

The companies will combine their capabilities to accelerate innovation for aerospace applications in the UAE.

Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company and Cytec Industries, announced they have entered into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement. The collaboration will support the establishment of an advanced aerospace material ecosystem in the UAE.

Mubadala and Cytec are exploring opportunities to support the ongoing development of the aerostructures industry in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. This includes evaluating the creation of prepreg manufacturing capabilities in the emirate, with the commitment of major aircraft OEMS to provide the requisite assistance and qualifications. The intent of the Strategic Collaboration Agreement is formalizing the working structure between both parties to discuss the key areas for development of prepreg manufacturing, applications development capabilities and people development in the UAE.

The composite content of next-generation aircraft continues to grow tremendously as manufacturers such as large commercial transport and other sectors look to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Cytec and Mubadala will work together to promote their superior technologies and engineering efforts for selected high-performance carbon composites applications in the structural materials aerospace market.

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