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Hitco to Produce Composite Floor Beams for Boeing 787

11 August 2007

SGL’s subsidiary, Hitco Carbon Composites has entered into a contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to become a supplier of composite floor beams for an aircraft fuselage section of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The composite floor beams will be produced using Hitco’s recently acquired Automated Tape Lay-up machine.

Edward Carson, Hitco’s Chief Operating Officer stated: “Composites are finally being recognized for their superior properties in the aerospace industry. Hitco’s enhanced capabilities enable us to become the best Tier II supplier in the aerospace industry”. The Company is adding state-of-the-art equipment such as its new Cincinnati Charger Automated Tape Lay-up machine, and the new Viper 6000 Automated FibrePlacement machine. To accommodate even more automated production equipment, Hitco is also modernizing and upgrading its production facilities. “We seek long-term production ‘carve-out’ contracts that will continue Hitco’s role as a leader in the composite manufacturing industry”, stated Carson.





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