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

Hexcel Sunseeker marine composites

Hexcel fabrics chosen for Sunseeker performance cruiser
Hexcel’s HiMax Dot Pattern Adhesive fabrics have been chosen for resin infusion of Sunseeker’s newest high-performance luxury yacht.

Carbon Fiber Conference 2019

Carbon Fiber 2019 issues call for papers
The Carbon Fiber 2019 conference will be held Nov. 19-21 in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.

Audi automotive composites

Multimaterial carbon fiber composite engine brace
The project’s aim was to produce a lighter, composite version of an aluminum Audi engine brace, with a more aesthetic molded shape.

automated spar forming

Spar forming simplified
Adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost.

Hexcel/FIDAMC/MTorres A380 empennage structure

JEC World 2019: Hexcel
Hexcel held its annual press conference at JEC World 2019 and reported promising numbers, as well as several new products and technologies.

automotive composites, molding compound

Hexcel molding compound enables high-volume, zero-waste process
The company’s HexMC-i 2000 high-performance molding compound has been used to produce a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) transmission crossmember using a zero-waste process well-suited for high-volume manufacture. 

Hexcel Arkema carbon fiber thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg tapes

Hexcel partners with Lavoisier Composites, Arkema
Hexcel has announced a partnership with Lavoisier Composites to upcycle composite by-products from the aerospace industry, and a joint R&D lab opening in partnership with Arkema.

JEC World 2019 preview: Hexcel
Hexcel (Stamford, Conn., U.S.) is featuring range of composite innovations for customer applications in aerospace, automotive, energy and marine markets.

aerospace composites

MC­-21 airliner faces one-year delay due to U.S. sanctions
The Russian airliner schedule will reportedly be delayed until 2021 as U.S. sanctions have interrupted the supply of composite materials for the aircraft. 

recycled carbon fiber

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.

Going discontinuous, for continuous improvement
The HiPerDiF (High Performance Discontinuous Fibre) project is exploring an alternate way of producing high-performance carbon fiber composites: start with discontinuous, rather than continuous fibers.

battery-electric vehicle

Energy storage in multifunctional carbon fiber composites
A need for lightweight energy storage technology is fueling the development of carbon fiber composite materials for car batteries and other electronics.

Hexcel finalizes acquisition of ARC Technologies
Hexcel continues to expand its advanced materials portfolio in structural composites and thermoplastics with ARC Technologies acquisition.

carbon fiber

Reflections on carbon fiber
Highlights from the December 2018 Carbon Fiber conference include industry leader predictions about commoditization of composites, next-generation aircraft and automotive.

USC M.C. Gill Composites Center

Developing next-generation composites talent
The M.C. Gill Composites Center at the University of Southern California has steadily grown to become one of the industry’s educational and R&D stalwarts.

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People in Composites – December 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.

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Hexcel enters agreement to acquire ARC Technologies
Hexcel to acquire supplier of custom RF / EMI and microwave absorbing composite materials for military, aerospace and industrial applications. 

Innovation in SMC: A long history and great potential
Manufacturer’s representative Steve Brown reflects on the history of sheet molding compound (SMC) development and lessons he has learned from working with companies through the process.

carbon fiber unidirectional tape, automotive

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.

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