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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

Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator
CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms

Carbon fiber suppliers gear up for next-gen growth
CompositesWorld’s annual Carbon Fiber conference was held in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S., in late 2019 and included a pre-conference seminar focused on carbon fiber supply and demand.

Hexcel, NaCa Systems develop hybrid carbon/wood fiber composite car seat back
Benefits are said to include a 40% weight savings and improved carbon footprint.

Compression RTM for production of future aerostructures
Automated preforming and 5-min resin infiltration show a way forward for lower-cost CFRP primary structures.

Plant Tour: RUAG Space, Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
OOA composites manufacturing facility comes of age with first U.S.-made parts for the Atlas V launcher, and qualification parts for the Vulcan.

Hexcel to merge with aerospace/industrial equipment OEM Woodward
Hexcel, a major supplier of carbon fiber as well as intermediate composite materials, is joining forces with aerospace and industrial equipment manufacturer Woodward to create Woodward Hexcel, which is expected to generate annual revenues of $5.3 billion. 

The markets: Automotive (2020)
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.

Tech Table: Adhesives
A table of aerospace structural adhesives includes collected from data provided by suppliers. 

People in Composites: October 2019
AOC Aliancys, Boeing, Composites UK, Hexcel, Michelman, TPI Composites and UTComp announce new faces in the composites industry and honors awarded to top contributors.

NASA all-electric experimental aircraft to begin ground testing
NASA’s X-57 Maxwell has been delivered to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in its Mod II configuration and will soon undergo extensive ground testing of its integrated electric propulsion system.

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.

Product Categories of Hexcel

Acrylic, Film
Adhesive bonding
Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Aramid, 5-harness
Aramid, 8-harness
Aramid, Basket-weave
Aramid, Multiaxial
Aramid, Plain-weave
Aramid, Twill
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
Bismaleimide (BMI)
Bismaleimide, >12K tow
Bismaleimide, 12-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 3-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 6-inch tape
Bismaleimide, Film
Carbon
Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Carbon, 5-harness
Carbon, 8-harness
Carbon, Basket-weave
Carbon, Multiaxial
Carbon, PAN-based
Carbon, Plain-weave
Carbon, Twill
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/carbon composites
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
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
Chemical-/corrosion-resistant
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Cyanate ester
Cyanate ester, <12K tow
Cyanate ester, >12K tow
Cyanate ester, 12-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 3-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 6-inch tape
Cyanoacrylate, Film
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
Epoxy, <12K tow
Epoxy, >12K tow
Epoxy, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure
Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure
Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, Film
Epoxy, toughened
Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
Fabric
Fibers, metallized
Foam core, other
General-purpose
Honeycomb structures
Honeycomb, aluminum
Honeycomb, aramid
Honeycomb, carbon fiber
Honeycomb, foam-filled
Honeycomb, other
Honeycomb, thermoplastic
Laminate sheets, solid
Large format/tooling, prototyping & production
Lightning strike materials (metal meshes, fabrics, etc.)
Metallized, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Metallized, 5-harness
Metallized, 8-harness
Metallized, Basket-weave
Metallized, Multiaxial
Metallized, Plain-weave
Metallized, Twill
Nylon, Film
Other composite structures
Other gel coats
Other thermosets
Other, <12K tow
Other, >12K tow
Other, 12-inch tape
Other, 3-inch tape
Other, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Other, 5-harness
Other, 6-inch tape
Other, 8-harness
Other, Basket-weave
Other, Film
Other, Multiaxial
Other, Plain-weave
Other, Twill
Phenolic
Phenolic, <12K tow
Phenolic, >12K tow
Phenolic, 12-inch tape
Phenolic, 3-inch tape
Phenolic, 6-inch tape
Phenolic, Film
Polyester, unsaturated, <12K tow
Polyester, unsaturated, >12K tow
Polyester, unsaturated, 12-inch tape
Polyester, unsaturated, 3-inch tape
Polyester, unsaturated, 6-inch tape
Polyimide
Polyimide, <12K tow
Polyimide, >12K tow
Polyimide, 12-inch tape
Polyimide, 3-inch tape
Polyimide, 6-inch tape
Polyimide, Film
Sheet molding (SMC)
Silicone, Film
Small format/tooling, prototyping & production
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
Tape
Tooling prepreg
Tow or roving
Urethane, Film
Vinyl ester
Vinyl ester, <12K tow
Vinyl ester, >12K tow
Vinyl ester, 12-inch tape
Vinyl ester, 3-inch tape
Vinyl ester, 6-inch tape