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6th January 2016, Stamford, CT

Hexcel acquires remaining interest in Formax UK joint venture

Hexcel Corporation, an advanced composites company, has acquired full ownership of Formax UK Limited. The company already acquired a 50% interest in the privately-owned company in December 2014.

Located in Leicester, UK, Formax is a leading manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specializing in the production of lightweight carbon fibre multi-axials and highly engineered glass fibre and aramid fibre fabrics.

The purchase of the remaining interest in Formax will allow Hexcel to further advance dry reinforcements technology for future aerospace applications.

The purchase of the remaining interest in Formax will allow Hexcel to further advance dry reinforcements technology for future aerospace applications and provide scale for growing industrial markets, the manufacturer reports.

Full integration

“Our joint venture has demonstrated how well Formax technologies and products complement our product line and will help us grow our aerospace and industrial businesses,” commented Hexcel’s Chairman, CEO and President, Nick Stanage.

“We believe that fully integrating the Formax operations into Hexcel will enable us to accelerate the synergies between our operations and enhance our abilities to provide innovative solutions to our customers. We welcome Formax to our company, and we’re looking forward to a successful future together.”

Hexcel Corporation

Hexcel Corporation develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibres, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, used in commercial aerospace, space and defence, and industrial applications, such as wind turbine blades.

www.hexcel.com

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