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Hypetex first coloured carbon fibre

The carbon fibre industry is set for an injection of colour following the launch of Hypetex, the world’s first coloured carbon fibre brand.

7th July 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Silverstone

Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial, Construction

After seven years of research and development, a leading team of engineers from the UK based research and innovation company GPF One, an official merchandiser of Formula 1, has created a Hypetex coloured carbon fibre composite.

A new product is said to be light, bright, bold and strong, making it an ideal material for use in a number of industries from motoring and motor sport to cycling and design.


Following an invitation from the Department of UK Trade and Investment, Hypetex exhibited its latest developments at the Driving Technological Change exhibition at the Silverstone Race Circuit last week.

This was also followed by a display in the prestigious F1 Paddock Club throughout the British Grand Prix during weekend.

New possibilities

The carbon fibre industry is still growing at an incredibly fast rate, with annual production of the material up to 44,000 tonnes a year, the manufacturer reports.

This is expected to treble over the next six years as carbon fibre becomes easier to manufacture and distribute. The company believes the introduction of Hypetex to the market will create new possibilities for the production of carbon fibre.

Marc Cohen, CEO of GPF One, said: “Following the development of Hypetex there are now even more reasons for industries across the world to use carbon fibre. Not only does it maintain the high performance properties of current carbon fibre but with Hypetex it now looks stunning too.”

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