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25th October 2016, Stamford, CT

Hexcel to promote aerospace applications at Air Show China 2016

Airbus recently extended Hexcel’s contract to supply carbon fibre prepreg for all of the A350 XWB primary composite structures through 2030.Hexcel, an advanced composites company, will be exhibiting at Air Show China 2016, taking place in Zhuhai from 1-6 November, to support customers in the Chinese aerospace industry and promote a range of composite technologies for civil aircraft, engines and helicopter programmes.

The company has a dedicated sales office including customer service and technical support in Shanghai and an industrial prepreg plant in Tianjin.

On display

At Air Show China Hexcel will display a section of a composite beam manufactured from Hexcel’s HexPly M21 unidirectional carbon fibre prepreg in which the fibre tows are all oriented in the same direction for optimal stiffness and strength. The beam was manufactured by hot forming the prepreg in a new cost-effective alternative to autoclave-curing for aircraft structures, the company reports.

The HexPly M21 and HexPly M91 families of prepreg are said to offer outstanding all round levels of performance for airframe components on commercial aircraft including regional jets and are suitable for automated and manual lay-up and forming of aircraft structures. The materials are manufactured with a tightly controlled cure ply thickness thanks to Hexcel’s state-of-the art production technologies, including online monitoring.

Hexcel

Hexcel is a leader in developing and manufacturing prepregs for primary and secondary aircraft structures. Airbus recently extended Hexcel’s contract to supply carbon fibre prepreg for all of the A350 XWB primary composite structures through 2030.

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.

www.hexcel.com

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