Hexcel

Carbon fiber, reinforcement fabrics and multiaxials, prepregs, adhesives, resins, honeycomb core, engineered core, RTM systems, laminates and polyurethane systems. Composite tooling; HexMC molded components.

281 Tresser Blvd., 16th Flr.
Stamford, CT 06901-3261 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

Cevotec Fiber Patch Placement composite preforming for high-volume composite parts production

Fiber Patch Placement at scale
SAMBA automated cells now offered in Step, Pro and Scale models, for 3D preforming dry fiber and prepreg at rates up to 15-100 kg/hr.

Motorcycle part demonstrates hybrid molding process
Strategy forms FRP parts once too complex for cost-effective, high-rate production.  

Hexcel acquires Oxford Performance Materials
Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) announced December 8, 2017 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the aerospace and defense (A&D) business of Oxford Performance Materials. 

Israel Aerospace Industries automated preforming and trimming of dry fabric for net-shape RTM parts

Improving one-piece aerostructures by automating preforming
IAI’s fully automated “one-shot” RTM production line cuts helicopter seat cost 30% vs. hand layup prepreg.

Coal as an avenue to low-cost carbon fibers
An update on efforts to produce pitch-based fibers from low-cost coal.

Vestas and Hexcel expand supply agreement
Hexcel Corp. (Stamford, CT, US) announced October 16 that it has expanded its existing supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Aarhus, Denmark) to provide composite materials for new generation wind blades.

Hexcel completes Structil acquisition
Structil’s product lines include prepregs, structural adhesives and pultruded profiles used in engine nacelles, aerospace interiors, military jets and more.

Hexcel carbon fiber NCF

Hexcel expands aerospace, automotive fabrics capacity
Hexcel’s Leicester, UK, facility is being expanded for the development and manufacture of carbon fiber fabrics and resins for large-part, out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing.

Lightweighting speed into CNC machining
Drawing on a long history in composites manufacturing and CNC machining, this innovator turns to carbon fiber composites to reduce gantry component weight and increase shaping efficiency.

Carbon fiber-strengthened steel beam shows 76% increase in load capacity vs. unreinforced steel

Superbeam: Steel and carbon fiber work together to revolutionize structural elements
New approach to CFRP-strengthened steel beams increases load capacity by >75%, enabling dramatic downsizing while maintaining traditional bolted and welded attachments.

Orbital ATK NGL system features a carbon fiber case

Composite cases fuel commercial space venture
Launch vehicle supplier Orbital ATK is looking to break into the burgeoning commercial space market with a rocket motor that features an all-carbon fiber case.

How ready are progressive damage analysis tools?
In the past 15 years, progressive damage analysis (PDA) for composites, implemented in finite element analysis software, has been under development.

Hexcel to supply composite materials for H160 helicopter
Hexcel’s composite materials will be used throughout the structure: fuselage, tail boom, tail rotor and main rotor blades.

Successful first launch of India's GSLV heavy launch vehicle
India's space center conducted a successful first launch of its GSLV heavy-lift vehicle, which included composite materials from Hexcel.

Episode 3: Tom Haulik, Hexcel
The third episode of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast features a conversation with Tom Haulik, sales director of carbon fiber at Hexcel.

Hexcel to launch CFRP/metal hybrid solution
Technology combines a fast-curing carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg and a new film adhesive called Redux 677.

RTM-based redesign advances safety for one-of-a-kind wind tunnel
Glass fiber and honeycomb spacers between compressor blades get upgraded to a higher factor of safety with less weight using solid carbon fiber and RTM.

Hexcel to acquire French composites company Structil
The integration of the Structil team will strengthen Hexcel's development capability and technologies for next generation aerospace and industrial applications.

We're launching a composites podcast
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast joins the CW arsenal.

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd PC-24 built with Hexcel composite materials 
Hexcel’s HexPly 8552 woven prepreg in carbon and glass variants is used to manufacture a number of the aircraft components including the belly fairing.

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)
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
  • Thermoset materials
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Honeycomb structures