02 December 2002
02 December 2002
Fibercote Industries will be Snecma Propulsion Solide’s exclusive marketer and distributor of RayCarb C2TM Carbonized Rayon Fabric in North America, Asia and Israel and SPS’s global partner for Raycarb C2TM ablative grade prepregs.
Eric Bachelet, SPS’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, stated, “The patented Raycarb C2TM manufacturing process utilizes high tenacity rayon, which is expected to remain in healthy demand for at least another 10 years”. RayCarb C2TM was developed by SPS for use in ablative applications, including rocket motors, heat shields and exhaust gas management systems and is already qualified for use on launch proven European commercial and military rockets.
John Tauriello, Director of Marketing and Sales for FiberCote, commented, “Our customers needed a cost-effective, reliable and hot-fire proven supply of aerospace grade carbonized rayon and carbonized rayon prepregs. Through our partnership with SPS, FiberCote will now be able to meet this need around the globe and on a long-term basis.” RayCarbC2 TM fabric will be stocked in the USA and France.
Ceramicx, Ireland, has completed an 1800 m2 expansion to its production facility, doubling capacity for the manufacture of infrared heating equipment for the composites industry.
Solvay has inaugurated a new centre in Wrexham, UK, for manufacturing structural adhesives and surfacing films for the aerospace market.
The new laboratory facilities of recently founded TPAC (ThermoPlastic composites Application Centre) were opened by Anka Mulder, President of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, on 14 September.