20 June 2017
20 June 2017
Hexcel congratulates VSSC on the successful first launch of India’s GSLV Mk III-D1 heavy lift launch vehicle on 5 June 2017.
Hexcel supports VSSC with the supply of carbon unidirectional and woven prepregs for the payload adapters, studs and heat shields.
GSLV-Mk III is capable of launching the 4-ton class of satellites to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). This three-stage vehicle has two solid motor strap-ons (S200), a liquid propellant core stage (L110) and a cryogenic stage (C25). On its first developmental flight the GSLV Mk III-D1 carried a 3136 kg GSAT-19 satellite to a GTO, following the launch from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
LANXESS will open a new applications development and technical services (AD & TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy. This will be capable of supporting market needs in a variety of coatings and adhesives applications in leather and textile finishing, plastic, glass and metal substrates coatings, as well as glass fibre sizing.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
UK company Codem Composites has provided key bodywork components to support the F1 team Sahara Force India.