Hexcel Opens Key Carbon-Fiber Plant For Airbus, Safran

SALAISE-SUR-SANNE, FRANCE—Hexcel opened a carbon-fiber factory Oct. 2 that is expected to secure the supply of composite materials for two major aviation programs in Europe, the Airbus A350 and the CFM Leap engine.The factory manufactures carbon fiber and its precursor, polyacrylonitrile (PAN). Thus...

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