NetComposites
Airtech

Cygnet Tex-Web Seals £5m China Deal

13 November 2012

Fibre processing company Cygnet Tex-Web has won a £5m contract to supply five PAN precursor creels to Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Materials, one of the largest carbon fibre and composites manufacturers in Jiangsu Province, China.

The specialist creels with integrated handling equipment, which are manufactured under Cygnet Tex-Web’s Texkimp brand, will be used to unwind and guide PAN fibre from 250kg packages into carbon fibre production lines producing fibre for the aerospace, automotive, marine, rail, renewable energy and industrial markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cygnet Tex-Web’s latest generation PAN precursor driven creels are designed to deliver extremely high levels of tension control and fibre guidance to produce carbon fibre of high quality and consistency.

“We chose Cygnet Tex-Web’s creels because we were impressed by the precision and accuracy with which they handle the fibre,” explains Mr Qian from Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Materials, which selected the technology for the company’s move from a box system to a creel and package system.

“The new creel system will enable us to continue producing the highest quality carbon fibre, but more efficiently than ever before.”

The creels are expected to be installed and commissioned in June 2013.





Share this story


Related / You might like...

ThermHex Presents New Sandwich Material to International Automotive Industry

ThermHex Waben presents its lightweight Organosandwich semi-finished product at the international specialist conference ‘Plastics in Automotive Engineering’ in Mannheim, Germany 3-4 April 2019.

Polyscope Polymers Wins JEC Innovation Award 2019 for Automotive Sunroof Thermoplastic Composite Guide Rails

Polyscope Polymers is this year’s winner of the JEC Innovation Award in the Automotive Application category.

A Revolutionary Change in Vehicle Panel Production Featuring SABIC’S UDMAX Thermoplastic Composite Tape

SABIC announced at JEC World 2019 a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX tape, a unidirectional, fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite.