Hexcel Corporation announced that it has made a strategic investment in Carbon Conversions Incorporated (CCI). The investment creates a partnership between Hexcel – a global leader in manufacturing advanced composites and carbon fiber – and CCI – a recognized leader in carbon fiber recycling and repurposing.
CCI reclaims carbon fiber from dry, wet, and cured structures and incorporates reclaimed carbon fibers in advanced materials that are used to make new, high-performance components. Working collaboratively, Hexcel and CCI will further advance aerospace and industrial applications for reclaimed carbon fiber, enabling the widespread commercial adoption of high-performance, recycled carbon fiber reinforced products and extending their lifecycle.
Hexcel Chairman, CEO and President Nick Stanage said: “The adoption of carbon fiber reinforced parts is growing rapidly and as it does, extending the lifecycle becomes more critical. Already, our innovative materials help customers make their products lighter, stronger, more durable and more efficient. Through this partnership, we now have an ideal opportunity to create a full lifecycle solution never before realized in our industry. It adds significant value for customers who want to incorporate recycled product into new, high performing aerospace and industrial applications”.
15 December 2016