Hexcel at Experience Composites

Hexcel plans to exhibit at Experience Composites taking place in Augsburg, Germany from 21-23 September 2016.

This new trade fair and symposium was conceived by JEC Group in partnership with Carbon Composites eV and Hexcel is the official sponsor of the innovation showcase, located in the middle of the show in hall three.

 For aerospace structures, Hexcel will be showcasing its HiTape advanced dry carbon fiber reinforcements that allow dry preforms to be manufactured in an automated process at high deposition rates. The preforms are infused with Hexcel’s RTM6 epoxy resin in an out of autoclave process. The cured structures can be up to 30 mm thick and have a fiber volume content up to 60%, allowing them to achieve mechanical properties that can be as high as those obtained with primary structure prepregs.

For automotive visitors, Hexcel will also be promoting its CFRP technology that has been introduced in the BMW 7 Series to save weight and reinforce the metal shell of the B-pillar. Hexcel supplies BMW with preforms made of unidirectional carbon prepreg set in various orientations and combined with adhesive. The prepreg is made from Hexcel’s HexPly M77 resin system that cures in just 1.5 minutes at 160°C.

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