Hexcel at thermoplastics show

Hexcel Corporation plans to show its range of carbon fibers for thermoplastic processing applications at American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)’s thermoplastic composites conference, taking place from 22-24 March 2022 in San Diego, California.

Hexcel says that it is the only carbon fiber manufacturer able to supply its range of HexTow fibers with or without sizing, making them easier for use with thermoplastics.

The company also will exhibit a comingled fiber product developed by Hexcel customer Concordia Fibers, which blends thermoplastic and carbon fiber yarns to produce thermoplastic yarn that can be woven, braided, knitted or pultruded.

Other companies have provided a selection of thermoplastic composite aerospace and industrial components for display, including control surface rib and panel stiffener parts using PEKK/AS4D unidirectional tape.