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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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

Airbus, Hexcel celebrate National Composites Week with milestone production rate
The two companies are celebrating more than 40 years of collaboration and Hexcel Salt Lake City’s first year at full rate for the A350 program.

Celebrate #NationalCompositesWeek
The inaugural National Composites Week takes place this week, Aug. 26-30, featuring a new theme each day. Visit NationalCompositesWeek.com to learn more.

Hexcel materials, AM process approved for Boeing aerospace structures
Boeing has approved Hexcel’s HexAM laser sintering process and end-use structures made using the company’s HexPEKK-100 carbon fiber/PEKK material.

Celebrate National Composites Week, August 26-30
2019 marks the inaugural year for National Composites Week, which celebrates the ways in which composites enable innovations in a wide range of industries.

National Composites Week

National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
Each day features a different theme celebrating the composites manufacturing industry.

carbon fiber

Consortium targets solutions for carbon fiber thermoplastic composite structures
The HAICoPAS project, led by Hexcel and Arkema, aims to optimize UD tape design and manufacture for aerospace and automotive composites.

multiaxial reinforcement

Episode 26: Achim Fischereder, Hexcel
Achim Fischereder, director of sales and marketing for the automotive business segment at Hexcel, discusses the state of composites in cars and trucks today and the outlook for the future.

National Composites Week

Inaugural National Composites Week to recognize, promote and celebrate composites manufacturing
From Aug. 26-30, 2019, composites manufacturers are encouraged to use social media, traditional media and in-person events to shine a light on the industry.

Hexcel celebrates new aerospace facility Shanghai

Hexcel opens aerospace joint venture laboratory in Shanghai
The Future Aerospace Hexcel Commercial Composite Testing Ltd. (FAHCCT) is an aircraft composites testing lab built jointly by Hexcel, Progen and Future Aerospace.

HP-RTM for aerospace composites

HP-RTM for serial production of cost-effective CFRP aerostructures
Merging automotive process and tooling with aerospace quality to meet increasing production rates.

thermoplastics, composites, next generation aerospace, aerospace composites

Thermoplastic composites: Poised to step forward
The evolving role of thermoplastic materials and processes and their future in next-generation commercial aircraft.

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.

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