The 60,000-square-foot plant in Derby, U.K., will be the centerpiece of the Nèos Composites subsidiary and provide a new headquarters for the larger Nèos International.
Prepreg developed specifically for aircraft applications using high-performance and rapid-curing epoxy resin, with low-temp molding and automated processing capabilities.
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Five-year materials supply contract extension covers prepreg delivery for secondary aircraft structures and interior applications, including the CFRP/GFRP PC-24 jet.
The new Tenax prepregged tape with PPS matrix allows entry into new cost-sensitive markets while offering the typical TPUD advantages like resistance to chemicals and solvents, low flammability, storage or shipping at room temperature and recyclability.
Subsidiary installs new automated filming and prepreg equipment at Benecia, California, facility, with capabilities to produce 50-inch-wide prepreg tapes ranging from 140-1,100 gsm areal weight.
The partnership includes North American distribution of Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg tapes and fabrics to support urban air mobility manufacturing and repair.
Company reaches 25,000-part milestone via rapid-cure prepreg technology.
Production capacity delivers highly structural prepreg carbon fiber hydrofoil components with a final surface finish straight from the mold.