Hexcel says that it will showcase a range of its carbon fibers and composite materials for civil aircraft, engines, helicopters, and space applications at this year's Paris Air Show, taking place from 17-23 June 2019.

Visitors to the company’s stand will see an integrated wing panel demonstrator and an I-beam, both made with Hexcel’s HiTape carbon fiber reinforcements.

Later in 2019 Hexcel plans to open a joint research and development laboratory in Isère, France, with chemicals company Arkema to develop carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic prepreg tapes for aerospace, space and defense applications.

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