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Jet built with Hexcel composite materials on display at Geneva show

Hexcel’s HexPly 8552 woven prepreg in carbon and glass variants is used to manufacture a number of the aircraft components.

22nd May 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Stamford, CT

Transport/​Aerospace

Hexcel’s HexPly 8552 woven prepreg in carbon and glass variants is used to manufacture a number of the aircraft components including the belly fairing, which is the largest composite structure on the aircraft. HexPly 8552 is one of Hexcel’s most successful and widely used prepregs for aircraft programmes, including commercial aircraft and fighter jets. Hexcel’s Redux 319 epoxy film adhesive is also used for bonding the composite structures.

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