HITCO Carbon Composites Inc.

Manufactures advanced composites and industrial applications, including CVD friction materials, carbon/carbon brakes and hypersonic thermal protection materials. Also markets REFRASIL silica materials for thermal protection.

1551 W. 139th St.
Gardena, CA 90249-2506 US

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SGL Group - The Carbon Co.

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As Seen In CompositesWorld

Avcorp completes acquisition of Hitco Carbon Composites
This will expand Avcorp's ability to manufacture composite airframe structures.

Some thoughts on the M&A "heat wave"
CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan takes some admittedly educated guesses at the significance of the six momentous acquisitions that were announced in the short space from mid-July through early August in the composites industry.

HITCO selects Plataine software
HITCO Carbon Composites will use Plataine's Total Production Optimizer software to improve manufacturing efficiencies and throughput.

HITCO receives manufacturing technology award
Carbon fiber composites specialist HITCO is recognized by The Composites Consortium for its work in large-scale composite structures for U.S. heavy lift launch vehicles.

SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.

Report on SAMPE Europe's SEICO conference
As always, an interesting slate of presenters discussed innovative uses of composites and their march toward industrialization.

Management changes at SGL
Dr. Jürgen Köhler will become a full member of the company's Board of Management, replacing Theodore Breyer, effective June 1. In addition, shareholder Susanne Klatten will become head of the company's Supervisory Board.

Biz Briefs: September 2012 HPC
Business briefs from Umeco, AXSON, GKN Aerospace, HITCO, Matrix and T.E.A.M.

News Briefs: July 17, 2012
Axion publishes thermoplastic bridge construction guide; CCG launches Chinese language website; Matrix Composites receives AS9100 Revision C certification; Real Carbon completes ITAR registration, begins AS9100 Rev C certification; HITCO to make 777 Empennage Rib Chords for Boeing.

SAMPE 2012 Baltimore preview
SAMPE’s annual convention, now a roadshow, returns to Baltimore this month, an East Coast epicenter of advanced materials development.

SCRA, composites and the U.S. Navy
Background on the South Carolina Research Authority.

HITCO, MAG IAS, Cytec, Lockheed win U.S. defense ManTech award
A team comprised of HITCO Carbon Composites, MAG IAS, Cytec, Lockheed Martin and others win the 2011 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement award for composites work on the F-35 Lightning II.

HITCO receives Silver Boeing performance award
This is the sixth consecutive performance award that HITCO has received from Boeing for composite structures that the company supplies for Boeing aircraft.

SGL Group financial outlook promising
SGL Group — The Carbon Company reports that it met its expectations for the fiscal year 2010, which had been increased in November. Sales are expected to increase through 2011.

Volkswagen purchases shares of SGL Carbon
Automaker Volkswagen has purchased an 8.18 percent stake in carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Carbon.

Out-of-autoclave prepregs: Hype or revolution?
Oven-cured, vacuum-bagged prepregs show promise in production primary structures.

U.S. Air Force to offer composites bonding and joining program
The Air Force Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program meeting will be held Nov. 9 at The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo, Calif. It's free and open to all U.S. citizens.

News Briefs: HPC, September 2010
Automated Dynamics delivers machinery to GKN; CGTech forms Brazilian subsidiary; Lockheed Martin formally begins F-35 wing production; HITCO announces Boeing contract

HITCO receives contract for non-autoclave composites manufacturing
HITCO will fabricate three large non-autoclave composite spars using prepreg composite materials supplied by Cytec Engineered Materials.

The digital thread: Transformation to automation
Dr. Leslie Cohen traces the “digital thread” on which automation of composites fabrication processes depends.

Product Categories of HITCO Carbon Composites Inc.

Ablatives
Adhesive bonding
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Plain-weave
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
Armor, ceramic
Autoclave cure
Automatic tape laying
CAD/CAM/CAE design
Carbon
Carbon, Other
Carbon, Other
Carbon, Plain-weave
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
Carbon/carbon composites
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
Ceramic
Ceramic matrix composites
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Plain-weave
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Plain-weave
Coating and painting
Compression molding
Cutting, finishing, and machining
E-Glass
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Plain-weave
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Infrastructure, composite
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Metallized, Other
Metallized, Plain-weave
Other fabricating services
Other, Other
Other, Other
Other, Plain-weave
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Plain-weave
Testing, materials
Testing, product
Testing, structural