Hexcel opens Spanish prepreg plant extension

Hexcel manufactures HexPly® prepreg tape using Hexcel’s HexTow® carbon fibre at Parla.

Over 50% of the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft structure is made from composites and Hexcel's HexPly M21E/IMA carbon fibre prepreg is used for all the A350 XWB primary structures, including the wing and tail cone sections manufactured by the nearby Airbus Spain plant and Airbus subcontractors in Europe.

Hexcel opened the first carbon fibre plant in Spain at Illescas, Toledo, in May 2008. The new prepreg plant at Parla will convert this carbon fibre into prepreg tape.

  • For more information about the composites construction of the Airbus A350 XWB see A350 XWB update.

Further information: Hexcel's press release about the prepreg plant opening is available in the Downloads section on the right of page.