Sigmatex now has 10% of its workforce dedicated to research and development activities.
Sigmatex now has 10% of its workforce dedicated to research and development activities.

Sigmatex, an independent converter of carbon fiber, is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

In 1986 its founders David Ehnimb and Bert White set out with a vision to supply carbon fiber textiles for composite material applications to the aerospace and automotive industry.

Sigmatex now has 10% of its workforce dedicated to research and development activities and has a wide portfolio of textiles including standard 2D and 3D, multiaxial, unidirectional, spread tow and recycled. From its beginnings in Cheshire, UK, the company now has a global manufacturing presence with sites based in Runcorn, Rochdale, UK, Benicia (CA), Orangeburg (SC), USA and Shanghai (China) and employs over 250 people worldwide.

‘We are pleased to have reached this prestigious milestone,’ said group CEO Scott Tolson. ‘Sigmatex has the widest range of conversion technology on the market, combined with our long term investment plan for growth, our mission is to increase the quality of our products and services so there can be no other choice in textile solutions.

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