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Hexcel breaks ground on new Moroccan core plant CompositesWorld

The plant will be fully operational in 2017 where it will convert HexWeb honeycomb materials into engineered core parts for aerospace applications.

JEC World 2016, the full report CompositesWorld

CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Hexcel core factory to augment growing Moroccan aerospace community CompositesWorld

The new facility is part of Hexcel’s ongoing effort to diversify its global aerospace supply chain to support customers’ growing demand for engineered honeycomb core used in composite sandwich constructions for lightweight aircraft secondary structures, nacelles and helicopter blades.

The markets: Sports and recreation (2016) CompositesWorld

Big for composites in the 1990s, the sporting goods/recreation market is, today, generally characterized today by incremental development. Exceptions to that rule, however are bicycle frames and protective headgear, for two, which continue to provide stimulus for new development.

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2016) CompositesWorld

No other composites end-market suffered more recessionary strife than boatbuilding in the 2008-2012 downturn. Yet in 2013, recovery was already evident and by 2014, business had definitely taken a turn for the better. In the summer of 2015, mnay marine segments were near pre-recession numbers.

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