Other Industrial

Wind Energy, Automotive and Recreation are Hexcel's major non-aerospace markets. However, we support a number of other markets such as new energy, rail, marine, industrial machinery, either directly or via our worldwide distributor network. Hexcel's Official Distributors hold stocks of products which allows them to respond quickly to requirements for smaller quantities of Hexcel's composite materials.

Rail

More than 30 years ago, Hexcel brought honeycomb technology to the rail industry introducing light yet exceptionally stiff solutions for floors, doors and ceilings as well as safety devices such as energy absorbers. 

These early composite components were fitted into French, Italian, British and Austrian urban trains, as well as the metro systems of London, Lille and Hong Kong.

After supporting the production of interiors with phenolic prepregs Hexcel pioneered the development of train structures such as drivers cabs built with custom-designed epoxy prepregs adapted to large component manufacturing.

More recently, Hexcel‘s carbon fiber reinforced prepregs (CFRP) have been supporting the rail industry in its challenge to achieve significant weight reductions in trains, making it possible for projects like AGV to attain higher speeds while consuming less power.

Marine

Composite materials were first used in the marine industry back in the 1970s, when Hexcel supplied glass reinforcements for performance boats, canoes and dinghies.

Decades earlier, Hexcel supplied honeycomb sandwich panels for the first hovercrafts. In the past 40 years, Hexcel has developed a wider range of composite materials to meet marine industry requirements, including proven America's Cup Class prepregs and honeycombs for performance boats and non-crimp fabrics for motoryachts. The success achieved by winning competition yachts built with Hexcel materials has led the introduction of unique products including HexTow® IM7, IM2 and HM63 carbon fibers; HexPly® M9.X (Industry Standard) and M79 (Low temperature and exotherm) prepreg systems; reinforced with HexForce® fabrics, UD constructions or HiMax™ non-crimp fabrics, that are up to 2.5 m wide with integrated inply symmetry.


Structure
Hull/ Deck / Keel / Rudders  /Foils/ Crossbeams 
HexTow® IM7 & IM2 Carbon Fibers
HiMax™ Reinforcements
HexForce® PrimeTex® Fabrics
HexWeb® Honeycombs
Redux® Adhesives
HexPly® M79 Prepregs
HexPly® M9.x Prepregs

Rigging
Mast/ Boom / Spar / Sails
HexTow® IM7 & IM2 Carbon Fibers
HexTow® HM63 Carbon Fiber
HiMax® Reinforcements
HexForce® PrimeTex® Fabrics
Redux® Adhesives
HexPly® M79 Prepregs
HexPly® M9.x Prepregs

Hexcel Solutions for Rail