Solvay is hosting electric superbike manufacturer, Saroléa, at its Brussels campus this year, a clear example of the Group promoting innovation and open collaboration with start-ups and researchers on its site.
Torsten Robbens, Chief Technology Officer at Saroléa, explains: “With the Saroléa headquarters being located on the Solvay Campus in Brussels, it gives us the unique position to work closely with the Solvay R&D department. This synergy allows us to implement more state of the art carbon fibre composites and 3D printed solutions in our motorcycles.”
Solvay delivers technical solutions to Saroléa thanks to the Groups innovative techniques to drive mobility and sustainability.
A combination of materials and techniques result in lightweighting, and a very strong and rigid carbon fibre frame and swingarm. It is these pieces which are made with Solvays composites products. For example, Saroléas MANX7, an electric superbike (a lightweight, lightly powered motorcycle optimized for speed and handling rather than comfort), is an example of a carbon fiber monocoque -a vehicle structure in which the vehicle frame is integral with the body- chassis.