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12/12/2016

Hexcel invests in Carbon Conversions Inc.

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Working collaboratively, Hexcel and CCI will work to advance aerospace and industrial applications for reclaimed carbon fiber.

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Hexcel (Stamford, Conn.) has made a strategic investment in Carbon Conversions Inc. (CCI, Lake City, SC), a provider of carbon fiber recycling and repurposing. CCI reclaims carbon fiber from dry, wet, and cured structures and incorporates reclaimed carbon fiber in advanced materials that are used to make new, high-performance components. Working collaboratively, Hexcel and CCI will further advance aerospace and industrial applications for reclaimed carbon fiber, enabling the widespread commercial adoption of high-performance, recycled carbon fiber reinforced products and extending their lifecycle.

The investment continues to add to the Hexcel portfolio of next-generation, advanced composite technologies that result in improved material performance and lightweighting for aerospace and industrial applications. Hexcel Chairman, CEO and President Nick Stanage said, “The adoption of carbon fiber reinforced parts is growing rapidly and as it does, extending the lifecycle becomes more critical. Already, our innovative materials help customers make their products lighter, stronger, more durable and more efficient. Through this partnership, we now have an ideal opportunity to create a full lifecycle solution never before realized in our industry. It adds significant value for customers who want to incorporate recycled product into new, high performing aerospace and industrial applications.” 

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