Rockwood Composites says that it has increased its manufacturing capacity by 50%, mostly for large aircraft components.

The company has invested in a third large press which will enable it to produce more components up to a size of 2 m x 1 m, including aircraft interior door panels. The presses are used to produce more complex composite components incorporating multiple elements and complicated geometries, the company said.

Rockwood now has three large presses and four small ones used to process composites material for a range of industries including aerospace, defence, automotive, nuclear energy and medical technology.

‘The composites industry, especially the aerospace sector, is experiencing rapid growth, and we are seeing this with more enquiries and more orders.’ Said Mark Crouchen, MD of Rockwood Composites.

Rockwood Composites says that it is currently negotiating a substantial contract for aircraft interior components.

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