Brussels, Belgium — Belgium’s Recticel has announced it is expanding its presence in the space industry with the contract to produce PU foam components for Elon Musk’s rockets and spacecraft maker Space X.
‘Our products isolate cabin interiors from vibration-related noise. This allows to protect satellites during take-off,’ said Olivier Chapelle, the chief executive of Recticel, according to French business newspaper L’Echo.
The chief executive said that Recticel is currently developing new PU foams with enhanced hydrophobic capacities. The foams are to allow Space X’s Falcon Heavy super heavy-lift launch vehicle to float when it lands in the ocean, according to Chapelle.
Chapelle did not disclose the value of the contract with Space X.
‘It’s not a major contribution to our revenues, but it is an example of our adaptation to the needs of our customers,’ Chapelle said.
The announcement was made at a general shareholders meeting held at the company’s Brussels headquarters.