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Enabling high speed production with Dry Fiber

Inside Composites spoke with Pierre-Yves Quéfélec, Global Aerospace & Defence BU Head, Porhcer Industries, about the latest product.

8th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paris

Protective, Transport/​Aerospace

Pierre-Yves Quéfélec, Global Aerospace & Defence BU Head, Porcher Industries. © Porcher IndustriesPorcher Industries’ five business units presented the company’s latest technical textile and thermoplastic composite solutions at JEC World, in Paris, in March. Among the innovations was Dry Fiber, a versatile range of carbon fibre functionalised with a binder interface.

Optimised for AFP-made preforms for thermoset resin infusion or injection, Dry Fiber provides enhanced component properties to conventional prepreg stacking, enabling the high speed production of complex shaped parts with outstanding buy-to-fly ratio, according to the company.

Inside Composites spoke with Pierre-Yves Quéfélec, Global Aerospace & Defence BU Head, at JEC World, to discuss the latest product and its benefits.

Could you tell our readers more about Dry Fiber?

Pierre-Yves Quéfélec: At Porcher Industries, I am responsible for running the aerospace and defence business globally, and our main goal is to achieve the best compromise between developing disruptive innovation and economics, in response to the changes happening in the sector. And to do that, we need to consider the main macro trends driving this business. Currently, it is evident that the use of hand layup, for example, is dropping drastically, in favour of the automated fibre placements, automated tape layup and so on...

Read the full interview on our Inside Composites website

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