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New carbon for Europe
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

alt Hexcel Corporation will expand its carbon fibre production capacity through the addition of new precursor and carbon fibre lines in Roussillon, France. The $250 million investment will also include  associated quality control laboratories and offices. 

The new facility is part of Hexcel’s ongoing worldwide investment to create a diversified and robust global supply chain to support growing demand for carbon fibre composites from aerospace customers. 

In recent years, Hexcel has increased its precursor and carbon fibre capacities through targeted expansions at existing facilities. Most notably, it is investing in ongoing precursor and carbon fibre expansions at its US facilities and is currently installing its industry-leading resin mixing and filming technology – first developed in Europe – in the US.   Read More >>


Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You’ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor

3D printing for the Middle East

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

article thumbnailParadigm 3D has opened the first 3D printing operation in the Middle East, centrally located in Dubai to serve the needs of the region for fast 3D printed parts. It’s no secret, the company says,...

In the know at Composites Europe

Monday, 29 September 2014

article thumbnailA range of events running alongside the Composites Europe exhibition that takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from September 7-9 will explore everything from new production technology to hybrid...


Partners for 100% recycled carbon composites

Monday, 15 September 2014

article thumbnailGuangwei Group (China) and Adesso Advanced Materials (China) have signed a formal strategic partnership and at the same time launched the world’s first recyclable fishing rod made with Recycloset...

Fourth generation GE blades

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

article thumbnailThe GE Aviation GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X aircraft will feature fewer and thinner composite fan blades than any GE widebody engine in service. GE is currently designing a new composite fan...