Hexcel

Hexcel is a global leading manufacturer of carbon fiber, reinforcement fabrics and multiaxials, prepregs, adhesives, resins, honeycomb core, engineered core, RTM systems, laminates, polyurethane systems, composite tooling, molded components and additive manufacturing for the aerospace, space, defense and industrial markets.

281 Tresser Blvd.
16th Flr.
Stamford, CT 06901 US

Additional Locations:
6400 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84128 US
(800) 987-0658

Duxford, Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QD GB
+44 122 3833 141

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A Message from Hexcel

ABOUT HEXCEL

Hexcel is the largest US producer of carbon fiber; the world's largest weaver of structural fabrics; the number one producer of composite materials such as honeycomb, prepregs, matrix systems and film adhesives; and a leading manufacturer of composite parts and structures.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

Audi A8 rear wall made from carbon fiber unidirectional tape

The markets: Automotive (2019)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.

carbon fiber plant

Hexcel opens new carbon fiber plant in France
The company’s new 37-acre plant is devoted to the manufacture of carbon fiber and PAN precursor.

Part made via additive manufacturing using Hexcel's HexPEKK material

CAMX 2018 preview: Hexcel
Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) is featuring one of it newest technologies, HexAM additive manufacturing technology, which combines high-performance PEKK thermoplastics with carbon fiber to produce flight-ready 3D printed HexPEKK parts.

acousti-cap technology

Acousti-Cap technology from Hexcel reduces noise in flight test
The company’s broadband sound-reducing honeycomb core acoustic liner was recently tested in a joint NASA-Boeing flight test on a B737 MAX test platform.

HEEET spacecraft heatshield

Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET): A broader mission
3D woven fabric enables scalable, tailorable heatshield that cuts cost, boosts performance for future spacecraft.

The International 14: High-tech but still accessible
Naval architect Paul Bieker and Henderson Boat Co. team take this venerable marine racing class to a more affordable performance/cost combination.

Carbon Fiber 2018

Carbon Fiber 2018 issues call for papers
The Carbon Fiber 2018 conference will be held Dec. 4 – Dec. 6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, CA, US.

Hexcel and Gazchim partner on kitting services for Aerospace, Defense and Industrial markets
The joint venture, named HexCut Services, will provide pan-European kitting services that will include Hexcel’s carbon fiber prepreg and other composite materials.

Spirit AeroSystems

The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.

Tods Aerospace

A highly specialized player on a world-class team
Tods Aerospace, located in rural England, is part of the larger Unitech Aerospace manufacturing group and specializes in highly engineered aerospace defense structures.

Avero 3D-printed commuter bike

Arevo's 3D-printed commuter bike supported by Hexcel carbon fiber
Arevo recently secured financing to build on the full-scale commercialization of the technology demonstrated by the world’s first true 3D-printed bike.

spread tow applications

The spread of spread tow
Advancing from “lighter and thinner” to boosting strength, stiffness, impact resistance and productivity, spread tow unlocks new applications and markets.

Flexible cure prepreg finds use in marine and wind
It’s almost time for the 2018 Tour de France — no, not that one with the bicycles, but the Tour de France à la Voile. Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) composite materials have been used for the race’s trimaran the DIAM 24’s mast construction from the outset.

Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?

Hexcel, Arkema forge thermoplastic composites alliance
Carbon fiber source Hexcel and thermoplastics supplier Arkema partnered in March to provide thermoplastic composite solutions targeted to commercial aircraft OEMs for next-gen aircraft.

JEC World 2018 crowded aisle.

JEC World 2018: The highlights
JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade show and did not disappoint this year.

Hexcel launches prepreg for leaf springs
Hexcel has developed HexPly M901, a new prepreg for composite automotive leaf springs.

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Hexcel and Arkema partner to develop aerospace thermoplastic composites
The strategic alliance aims to develop carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic tapes to produce lightweight parts for future generations of aircraft.

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Hexcel celebrates Casablanca facility grand opening
The Moroccan plant is part of Hexcel’s ongoing worldwide investment to meet the aerospace market’s growing demand for engineered core.

JEC World 2018 preview: Hexcel
Hexcel (Hall 5, J41) is featuring products for customer applications in aerospace, automotive, wind energy and marine markets.

Product Categories of Hexcel

Materials
  • Fibers, metallized
  • Lightning strike materials (metal meshes, fabrics, etc.)
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide (BMI)
    • Cyanate ester
    • Phenolic
    • Polyimide
    • Vinyl ester
    • Other thermosets
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Matrix materials, other
    • Ceramic
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid, 5-harness
      • Aramid, 8-harness
      • Aramid, Basket-weave
      • Aramid, Multiaxial
      • Aramid, Plain-weave
      • Aramid, Twill
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Multiaxial
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Twill
    • C-glass
      • C-glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • C-glass, 5-harness
      • C-glass, 8-harness
      • C-glass, Basket-weave
      • C-glass, Multiaxial
      • C-glass, Plain-weave
      • C-glass, Twill
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon, 5-harness
      • Carbon, 8-harness
      • Carbon, Basket-weave
      • Carbon, Multiaxial
      • Carbon, Plain-weave
      • Carbon, Twill
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Multiaxial
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Multiaxial
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Twill
    • Ceramic
      • Ceramic, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Ceramic, 5-harness
      • Ceramic, 8-harness
      • Ceramic, Basket-weave
      • Ceramic, Multiaxial
      • Ceramic, Plain-weave
      • Ceramic, Twill
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • E-Glass, 5-harness
      • E-Glass, 8-harness
      • E-Glass, Basket-weave
      • E-Glass, Multiaxial
      • E-Glass, Plain-weave
      • E-Glass, Twill
    • Metallized
      • Metallized, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Metallized, 5-harness
      • Metallized, 8-harness
      • Metallized, Basket-weave
      • Metallized, Multiaxial
      • Metallized, Plain-weave
      • Metallized, Twill
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 5-harness
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 8-harness
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Basket-weave
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Multiaxial
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Plain-weave
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Twill
    • Other unimpregnated fabrics
      • Other, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Other, 5-harness
      • Other, 8-harness
      • Other, Basket-weave
      • Other, Multiaxial
      • Other, Plain-weave
      • Other, Twill
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • Fabric
    • Tape
    • Tow or roving
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, >12K tow
      • Bismaleimide, 3-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 6-inch tape
      • Bismaleimide, 12-inch tape
    • Cyanate ester
      • Cyanate ester, <12K tow
      • Cyanate ester, >12K tow
      • Cyanate ester, 3-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, 6-inch tape
      • Cyanate ester, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, <12K tow
      • Phenolic, >12K tow
      • Phenolic, 3-inch tape
      • Phenolic, 6-inch tape
      • Phenolic, 12-inch tape
    • Polyester, unsaturated
      • Polyester, unsaturated, <12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, >12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, 3-inch tape
      • Polyester, unsaturated, 6-inch tape
      • Polyester, unsaturated, 12-inch tape
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, <12K tow
      • Polyimide, >12K tow
      • Polyimide, 3-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 6-inch tape
      • Polyimide, 12-inch tape
    • Vinyl ester
      • Vinyl ester, <12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, >12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, 3-inch tape
      • Vinyl ester, 6-inch tape
      • Vinyl ester, 12-inch tape
    • Other
      • Other, <12K tow
      • Other, >12K tow
      • Other, 3-inch tape
      • Other, 6-inch tape
      • Other, 12-inch tape
  • Adhesives
    • Acrylic
      • Acrylic, Film
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, Film
    • Cyanoacrylate
      • Cyanoacrylate, Film
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
    • Nylon
      • Nylon, Film
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, Film
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, Film
    • Silicone
      • Silicone, Film
    • Urethane
      • Urethane, Film
    • Other
      • Other, Film
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, other
    • Honeycomb
      • Honeycomb, aluminum
      • Honeycomb, aramid
      • Honeycomb, carbon fiber
      • Honeycomb, foam-filled
      • Honeycomb, thermoplastic
      • Honeycomb, other
  • Gel coats
    • Chemical-/corrosion-resistant
    • General-purpose
    • Other gel coats
  • Compounds
    • Sheet molding (SMC)
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Tooling prepreg
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Honeycomb structures
Composite Structures & Components
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing services
    • Small format/tooling, prototyping & production
    • Large format/tooling, prototyping & production