Hexcel has won a contract to supply material for a supercar’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
The company will supply Tier 1 company Mubea Carbo Tech with its HiMax non-crimp fabric (NCF) for the monocoques, which will be manufactured by resin transfer molding (RTM) and use several different textile formats. Hexcel’s contract covers the delivery of the key materials for the full program duration.
To support the contract Hexcel will invest in a new non-crimp fabric line at its Leicester, UK site.
‘Together we will continue developing solutions to make the production of composite parts more efficient and cost-competitive when compared to other materials,’ said Tim Swords, Hexcel iresident – industrial. ‘We look forward to demonstrating that composites can be a sustainable solution for automotive programs and are no longer confined to small volume production.’
This story uses material from Hexcel, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.