Hexcel Partners with METYX for High Performance Carbon Pultrusion Technology

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) today announced that it is collaborating with METYX to manufacture high-performance carbon pultruded profiles made from polyurethane (PU) resin and unidirectional carbon fiber for the wind energy market.

The two companies have joined forces to develop technology that builds on Hexcel expertise in polyurethanes for the ski industry combined with its strength in providing high-performance composites to wind energy customers and expanding to other markets for composite applications. METYX is a manufacturer of high-performance NCF and woven glass and carbon, consumables, core and fabric kitting, molds, prototypes, and components for industries including wind energy, marine, automotive, rail and construction.

Claude Despierres, VP – Sales and Marketing, Industrial Hexcel, said, “We are very happy to work with METYX to develop opportunities in the wind market using our expertise in polyurethane products. We look forward to working with METYX and sharing our knowledge and experience with their team.”

Ergenc Ineler, COO, METYX Europe, said, “We are very excited to start this journey with Hexcel. Our customers have very high expectations on quality and cost, and we are convinced that Hexcel’s experience in PU technology is very well aligned with our future as we start this new business unit.”

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications.

METYX, a manufacturer of high-performance technical textiles, has been serving the wind energy, marine, automotive, transportation, construction and infrastructure industries since 2003. In addition to technical textile products, the group has been manufacturing production tooling and pre-kitted materials from structural core materials, composite reinforcements and vacuum consumables. Products and services are currently provided through METYX’ four state-of-the art facilities located in Turkey, Hungary and the U.S.