Hexcel to Present Composite Technologies for Wind Ships at Third Annual Wind Propulsion Conference

Presentation to focus on high-performance composites as an enabling technology

Hexcel Marine Business Development Manager Tom James will discuss how high-performance composites are an enabling technology in wind propulsion systems and how production technologies developed in other industries are speeding their adoption when he presents at the 3rd Annual Wind Propulsion Conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London on February 16-17.

Throughout its 75-year history, Hexcel has been at the forefront of composite innovation for the Aerospace, Wind Energy and Transportation markets. With the re-emergence of wind power for shipping, a new requirement exists for high-performance composite materials that are both lightweight and cost-effective in high-volume production.

Hexcel composite material solutions for wind ships include Bureau Veritas-certified HexPly® M9.6 prepregs, HexPly G-Vent out-of-autoclave materials and HexPly XF surfacing technology. Each delivers the performance, processing and price levels required by high-power wind propulsion system manufacturers.

 “With wind propulsion vessels firmly in the spotlight, composite materials must earn their place on board,” Tom said. “Hexcel is committed to supporting wind propulsion manufacturers and helping them to facilitate their adoption of composites. At the conference, we will be discussing the wind ship applications in which composites add the most value, and the role that Hexcel can play in enabling these high-performance and sustainable wind-powered vessels.”


About Hexcel

Hexcel Corporation is a global leader in advanced lightweight composites technology. We propel the future of flight, energy generation, transportation, and recreation through excellence in providing innovative high-performance material solutions that are lighter, stronger and tougher, helping to create a better world for us all. Our broad and unrivaled product range includes carbon fiber, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, resins, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications.


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