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HEXCEL TO CONSTRUCT NEW CARBON FIBER PLANT IN FRANCE
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Source: Airbus

ROUSSILLON, France - Hexcel Corp plans to invest $250 million in construction of a carbon fiber plant in Roussillon, France. The new facility is to be located at a 37-acre site at the Osiris Chemicals Industry Platform in Roussillon, and will include polymerization and carbonization lines.

Carbon fiber from the new plant will be supplied to Hexcel customers, including Airbus for the A350 XWB airliner and Safran for the CFM International LEAP engine. Construction of the plant is to begin by September 2015. Hexcel expects that the facility will employ 120 people when it is fully operational in early 2018.

The Roussillon site is located close to Hexcel's weaving and prepreg manufacturing facilities near Lyon. Hexcel also plans investments totaling $22 million at those existing facilities, including capacity expansions at its carbon fiber weaving plant in Les Avenieres and installation of an additional resin impregnation line in Dagneux, Montluel. The company expects these additional investments to result in the creation of 100 jobs by 2018.

Source:  Hexcel Corp
Source Date: May 21, 2015
Posted: 05/21/2015

 

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