Hexcel

281 Tresser Blvd.
16th Flr.
Stamford , CT 06901 US

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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

The markets: Aerospace (2021)
The coronavirus pandemic, a once-in-a-millennia global catastrophe, has depressed commercial air travel in unprecedented and disastrous ways. Implications start with the airlines themselves and trickle down to major airframers and the entire tier structure of the aerospace supply chain.

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project
Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.

ElectraFly, AnalySwift win U.S. Air Force STTR grants
Winning concept proposals include CBAM fabrication of aircraft parts, use of an infusion process for larger parts and development of an integrated computational blade engineering (ICBE) framework. 

Dassault Systèmes, Purdue establish center of excellence
The 3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence in Advanced Composites at Purdue University aims to educate the next-generation workforce and accelerate Industry 4.0.

Hexcel third quarter financials reflect industry headwinds
Slowdown in commercial aerospace and the wind energy market has decreased Hexcel’s year-to-date sales by 32.6%. The company will close its wind energy glass fiber prepreg line in Windsor, Colo., U.S., in early November.

New 3dpbm market analysis division presents AM industry study results
Analysis of composites additive manufacturing performed by the new market analysis and consultancy group shows the market generating $10.6 billion in yearly revenues by 2030. 

True Temper Sports adopts Hexcel HM54 carbon fiber
True Temper Sports, the leading manufacturer of golf shafts, has partnered with Hexcel to produce the carbon fiber for its most advanced product line yet.

Hexcel launches electrically conductive PEKK-based carbon fiber material
HexPEKK EM is a high-performance material for additive manufacturing that meets electromagnetic shielding, radiation absorption requirements. 

Hexcel applies additive manufacturing to unmanned aerial vehicle systems
Hexcel’s HexAM process produces stiff, lightweight and complex components  that are often too expensive or impossible to produce.

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Hexcel
Hexcel is showcasing its resins, thermoplastic UD tapes, epoxy prepregs and additive manufacturing technology.

Arevo launches direct-to-customer 3D-printed bicycle
The Superstrata brand features a fully unibody carbon fiber/polyamide frame manufactured using Arevo’s direct deposition additive manufacturing process.

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.

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