Albany Engineered Composites Inc.

Designs, develops, and manufactures advanced composite components. Core strength is highly tailored components, including 3D and 2D composites/sandwich structures. A new 45,000-ft2 R&T Center provides a dedicated facility for new technology, analytical design and simulation, and prototype development.

112 Airport Dr.
Rochester, NH 03867 US

Additional Locations:
5995 W. Amelia Earhart Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84116 US
(801) 537-1800

Centre des Roises Bat B 1er étage 14, rue de la Gare; BP 30508
Commercy, 55205 FR
(603) 330-5800

1281 N. Main St.
Boerne, TX 78006 US
(830) 249-3399

Albany International Corp.


As Seen In CompositesWorld

Safran and Albany inaugurate new LEAP engine fan blade plant
The Mexico facility is the two companies’ third joint manufacturing plant to make composite parts for the LEAP aircraft engine.

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Olivier Jarrault named CEO of Albany International
Jarrault, who starts March 2, comes to Albany with significant aerospace experience from Alcoa where he most recently served as executive vice president and group president of Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions.

Albany International CEO to retire in 2018
The company’s board has instituted a CEO search to consider candidates to succeed Joseph Morone, who will continue to serve as CEO until his successor is in place.


Automated Preforming, Part 1: Numbers and Landscape
CW’s multi-blog series on preforming begins with an overview and quick look at the numbers: 1-minute take time, 10-15 seconds per layer, 490-kg/hr and 3.5 million parts/year. Are you ready for serial CFRP production?

Dassault Falcon Jet

3D knitting solves preforming cost, time
Disruptive digitized technology a dramatic step-change in near-net preform production for Dassault Falcon interior air duct.

CFM delivers first LEAP-1A engines to Airbus for A320neo
The composites-intensive engine features complex 3-D woven carbon fiber structures manufactured by Albany Engineered Composites.

Albany International finalizes acquisition of Harris aerostructures business
The Harris division supplies advanced composite products primarily for airframe applications.

Albany International to acquire Harris aerostructures business
Aerospace composites fabricator Albany International will acquire the Salt Lake City, UT, US, operations of Harris for $200 million.

Harris Corp., Rochester, NY, US
High-technology telescope and space structures expertise has its roots in legacy Kodak programs.

Resin transfer molding: An update
Fulfilling the promise of OOA composites without sacrificing pressure.

Plant tour: Spirit AeroSystems: Prestwick, Scotland, UK
Global aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems ventures into out-of-autoclave (OAA) composites manufacturing via vacuum infusion.

Albany Engineered Composites makes senior management changes
Diane Loudon will take over as president of AEC.

Aeroengine Composites, Part 2: CFRPs expand
Proven in fan blade/case applications, carbon fiber-reinforced polymers migrate to previously unanticipated destinations nearer the engine “hot zone.”

Aeroengine Composites, Part 1: The CMC invasion
As pressure for commercial aircraft fuel efficiency continues to mount, ceramic matrix composites evolve as they battle metals for application in the engine hot-zone and elsewhere.

Harris completes acquisition of Exelis
Florida-based Harris Corp. has acquired Exelis, whose Aerostructures and Geospatial Systems businesses include significant composites fabrication operations.

Exelis wins center wingbox strut contract for Airbus A350-1000
Aerospace composites fabricator Exelis (Salt Lake City, UT, US) has won a multimillion-dollar contract from Airbus (Toulouse, France) to produce composite center wingbox struts

Exelis wins Airbus A350 XWB composite strut contract
Fabricator Exelis has won a multimillion dollar contract to produce center wing box struts for the Airbus A350-1000 twin-aisle aircraft.

Albany Engineered Composites and Ricardo announce automotive partnership
The partnership will investigate introduction of advanced 3D fabrics and composites into automotive applications, for lightweighting.

Exelis Aerostructures: Salt Lake City
Braided composite shafts and struts for aircraft are its specialty, but there’s much more to this Utah, US-based rising star.

Composites in commercial aircraft engines, 2014-2023
The drive to boost aircraft operating efficiency continues to fuel adoption of polymer matrix composites in jet engines.

A critical market sector: Downhole composites in oil and gas
Tremendous secrecy and non-disclosure has kept this profitable composites application out of the spotlight, while it has enabled the current shale oil energy boom.

Product Categories of Albany Engineered Composites Inc.

  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, Other
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Other
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
    • Ceramic
      • Ceramic, Basket-weave
      • Ceramic, Braided
      • Ceramic, Multiaxial
      • Ceramic, Plain-weave
      • Ceramic, Spread-tow tape
      • Ceramic, Twill
      • Ceramic, Other
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Other
    • Metallized
      • Metallized, Other
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
    • Carbon
    • Ceramic
    • Chopped fiber
    • E-Glass
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
    • Other preforms
  • Preforms, impregnated
    • Aramid
    • Carbon
    • Cermic
    • Continuous fiber
    • E-Glass
    • Hybrid fiber
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
    • Other preforms
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Honeycomb
      • Honeycomb, aramid
      • Honeycomb, carbon fiber
      • Honeycomb, thermoplastic
Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Ceramic matrix composite casting
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
    • Other thermoplastics fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
    • Other thermoset fabricating services
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Profiles
  • Rods
  • Tubes
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Converting services
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Structural strengthening / reinforcement services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, structual design