Cytec opens new kitting facility

Cytec Industries Inc has opened of a new kitting facility based in Toulouse, France, next to its existing process materials site.

Cytec provides composite and process materials for aerospace, automotive, wind energy, motorsport, marine, mass transportation and other demanding applications. This facility has the capacity needed for the manufacture of large vacuum bagging consumable kits for applications such as aircraft wings or wind turbine blades. According to the company, kiitting brings great benefits to part manufacturers such as reduced labor cost, total production time and waste and improved process control, part quality and repeatability.

‘Over the past few years, we have been re-shaping our portfolio of businesses and focusing on growing the materials segments, which comprise two-thirds of Cytec’s global revenues,’ said Shane Fleming, Cytec’s president, chairman and CEO. ‘The investment in this facility is a perfect complement to our legacy business where we have supplied structural materials to the aerospace market for almost 50 years.’

This story is reprinted from material from Cytec, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.