HexTow® carbon fiber is the preferred carbon fiber for the world’s most advanced aerospace and industrial composite applications.
Carbon fiber is stiffer, stronger, and lighter than other fibers. It is selected for its high strength, lightweight, superior stiffness, electrical conductivity, low thermal expansion, high thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance.
The primary building blocks for carbon fiber composite materials begin with Hexcel’s HexTow® carbon fiber which is the preferred carbon fiber for the world’s most advanced aerospace and industrial applications including: Airbus A350 XWB, JSF, F18 E/F, A380, Eurofighter Typhoon, Global Express, Airbus A400M, V22 Osprey, Boeing 787, and GEnx Engines.
Hexcel is a technology leader in Intermediate Modulus fiber with an in-house Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) domestic supply and dedicated R&T facilities for both precursor and carbon fiber development. Hexcel has 45 years of experience in manufacturing carbon fiber, with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Europe. Hexcel manufactures under AS9100 and ISO14001 standards and provides global Customer Support.
Continuous fiber can be combined with all thermoset and thermoplastic resin systems. It is used for weaving, braiding, filament winding applications, unidirectional tapes for ATL and AFP processes and prepreg tow for fiber placement.
HexTow® Carbon Fiber for Industrial Applications
HexTow® carbon fiber is widely used in a number of leading brand, high performance recreational sports equipment including performance bikes, tennis racquets, fishing rods, skis, snowboards, hockey sticks, baseball bats, and golf shafts to name a few.