Kemrock, HAL create carbon fiber prepreg joint venture

Kemrock Industries and Hindustan Aeronautics have formed a joint venture company in India to develop and make aerospace-grade carbon fiber prepregs for defense and aerospace use in India.

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Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. (Vadodara, India) and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL, Bangalore, India) announced on Nov. 15 that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture company in India to develop and manufacture aerospace-grade carbon fiber prepregs for defense and aerospace programs in India.

HAL is a leading Indian aeronautical company with operations including design, development, manufacture, and maintenance of aircraft, helicopters and their related power plants, accessories, systems and equipment. HAL has 19 production units and 10 research and design centers in eight locations in India.

Kemrock, a manufacturer of fiber-reinforced plastics and composite products and has set up a carbon fiber manufacturing facility at Vadodara, Gujarat, having obtained technology from CSIR-NAL.