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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

Spirit AeroSystems A320 spoiler line, finished spoiler, landscape

High-rate, automated aerospace RTM line delivers next-gen spoilers
At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.

ZAero project decision support tool DST display defect data

ZAero project update
The 2019 final review demonstrated integration of an automated CFRP process chain: AFP inline inspection and rework, cure and resin flow sensors, part performance prediction and a decision support tool for line operators.

Hexcel carbon fiber manufacturing site

Plant tour: Hexcel, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
The scale, precision, speed and quality of carbon fiber manufacture has evolved substantially since the material’s modern introduction in the late 1960s. Hexcel offers a glimpse of the state of the art today.

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

RAPM challenge and transition trials

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.

Hexcel HexPly M79 prepregs receive DNV GL Type Approval Certification
The new verification allows the materials to be used in all DNV GL classed vessels.

Third patent issued for flexible thermoplastic prepreg
Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC

Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg selected for ultralight aircraft design
German aircraft specialist Flight Design is using HexPly M79 for composite parts on its F2 aircraft.

Transparency Market Research releases Aerospace Composites Market report
Findings predict the global aerospace composites market value and trends between 2016 and 2024.

Hexcel carbon fiber composites in Gunboat

Hexcel materials, distribution partner selected for Gunboat 68 yacht
A range of Hexcel HiMax carbon fiber multiaxials and PrimeTex spread tow woven fabrics enhance an all-carbon-fiber luxury catamaran.

Hexcel, Woodward terminate planned merger
Uncertainty in the aerospace and industrial markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced the two companies to terminate their planned merger of equals.

Hexcel low-temp-cure adhesive targets marine applications
Hexcel has launched its new low-temperature, fast-cure HexBond 679 adhesive film.

carbon fiber composite payload fairings for space launch vehicle

Composites in the race to space
Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.

TuFF feedstock

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 1: Feedstock
Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.

Hexcel carbon fiber skis

Carbon fiber tapes enhance performance of cross-country skis
A ski manufacturer uses Hexcel dry carbon fiber tapes to increase cross-country ski performance, manufacturing efficiency and surface finish.

New Hexcel materials target marine, automotive, sporting goods
Hexcel is showcasing new composites technologies and parts that have been developed for the marine, automotive and sport industries.

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.

automated composites cutting

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

composite payload fairings RUAG Space

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

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