Hexcel Starts Its New Carbon Fiber Production Line in France

October 08 2018

Hexcel has officially opened its new carbon fiber plant at the Les Roches-Roussillon Chemicals Industry Platform in Isère, France. The new 37-acre plant is devoted to the manufacture of carbon fiber and PAN precursor. Four years after the project launch on September 30, 2014, the site is operational and increasing HEXCEL’s global carbon fiber production capacity. HEXCEL invested 200 million Euros in the plant. It will generate 120 direct jobs and 250 indirect positions.

HEXCEL launches a 3,500m2 R&D center at the Les Avenieres site scheduled for the first quarter of 2019 with a focus on new processes and Out of Autoclave technologies. This will support innovations in high-performance composites and continue to grow its market share in composite materials for aerostructure applications.

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