The MAX 5 production line.
The MAX 5 production line.

This is the latest in a series of investments planned for 2012 at the METYX Composites headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, and at its new Manisa, Turkey, facility. The company plans to offer a new generation of composites products and services to complement its existing portfolio.

“The MAX 5 platform will enable us to manufacture even lighter weight carbon reinforcements and several other types of reinforcements by spreading high K carbon tows with great precision," says Tunc S. Ustunel, Sales and Marketing Director, METYX Composites.

"It will also complete our offerings in the carbon reinforcements product group, a highly successful group for our customers and our company alike.”

METYX Composites has also invested in a new carbon unidirectional (UD) tape production line and a MAX 3 multiaxial stitched fabric production line.

“These carbon investments were partly initiated to support requirements from the wind energy and automotive industries, in addition to prepreg producers,” notes Ustunel.

The production lines will be operational in February 2012 and significantly increase the company’s production capacity for carbon reinforcements.