Johnny Lincoln, president of Axiom Materials.
Johnny Lincoln, president of Axiom Materials.

Kordsa subsidiary Axiom Materials has invested in a new 3500 m2 facility for the development, analysis, and production of ceramic matrix composite materials.

According to the company, the High-Temperature Composite Center (HTCC) will include specialized prepreg coaters to produce both unidirectional and woven products for high-temperature composite applications. It will also feature R&D labs, an ISO Class 8 cleanroom for prepreg layup, and autoclave curing and sintering capabilities to produce developmental and certification panels.

‘Last year, we had expanded our reinforcement areas and competencies with the acquisition of fabric development, textile products and advanced honeycomb Technologies,’ said Murat Arcan, COO at Kordsa. ‘The acquisition of Axiom Materials is a major step in our growth strategy as we pursue advanced composite technologies for aerospace as well as next-generation industrial and transportation applications. Axiom Materials reshapes the composite industry with their R&D activities, especially in the area of high-temperature composites.’ 

‘While oxide-oxide and related high-temperature composites have traditionally been deployed for specific requirements such as thermal resistance, weight, low creep, low corrosivity, or low dielectric properties, application engineers are now recognizing the complete value they provide, including greenhouse gas reduction, improved fuel efficiencies, noise reduction, and resistance to long-term environmental degradation,’ said Johnny Lincoln, president of Axiom Materials.

This story uses material from Kordsa with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.