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Hexcel Corporation (Hexcel) is an advanced composites company. Hexcel develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance composites, including carbon fibers, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, for use in the commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications. Its products are used in a variety of end applications, such as commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive, bikes, skis and a variety of other industrial applications. Hexcel has two segments: Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Company serves international markets through manufacturing facilities and sales offices located in the United States, Asia Pacific and Europe. More from Reuters »
Two Stamford Plaza 281 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
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+1-203-9690666 (Phone)
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Quick points why it is the right time for HXL

  • China is investing 14.6 billion dollars in wind energy
  • Vestas wind systems (VWS.CO) and Gemesa (GAM) account for 40% of all wind turbine sales. Both companies use HXL material to make their blades
  • HXL openned a plant in china last year (20% estimated growth in china this year) to cope with demand and also a plant in colorado.
  • We know that President Obama wants to guide the US into renewable energy
  • England doubling investment in wind energy
  • HXL provides material for Boeing and airbus (each of the new Boeing 787 have around $1.5 million of HXl material
  • China has 30 to 50 airports under construction currently (not sure on exact number
  • China accounts for 10% of orders of Boeing 782
  • UNITED has put in an order currently under bid (boeing vs airbus) for 150 planes
  • Boeing and Airbus both use HXL products in their aircrafts
  • Airlines, Wind energy = HUGE POTENTIAL GROWTH

LUTZ recommends HXL as a china play


When Business Meets Nature

Hexcel is a manufacturer of high-performance composites including carbon fibers, prepregs, adhesives, and honeycomb. Honeycomb is a firm, light weight material modeled after the honeycombs from nature that we’re all familiar with. Hexcel was the first company to manufacture honeycomb for commercial purposes and the honeycomb is a frequent theme in the company’s marketing efforts.

Hexcel’s products are primarily used by the aerospace industry in commercial, military, and space applications. However, it also sells its products for several industrial applications including wind turbine blades, sports equipment, automotive uses, and high-speed trains.

Significant Markets and Customers

Hexcel operates in Europe, the United States, and Asia. Net sales to Europe constituted 51% of their total sales for 2008, while sales to the United States amounted to 36%. In the most recent 10-K, the company states that the rest of its sales (approximately 13% of the total) were ‘to other nations’; it might be safe to assume that a significant chunk of that was in the Chinese market.

Nearly a quarter of Hexcel’s sales have been to Boeing (BA) over the past three years, most of it concentrated in the commercial aerospace market and the rest was used in space and defense applications. A quarter of Hexcel’s sales over the past few years have been to the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADSF.PK); as with Boeing, most of that was concentrated in commercial aerospace. Wind turbine producer Vestas Wind Systems (VWSYF.PK) accounted for 11% of Hexcel’s 2008 sales.

WIND WIND WIND = green energy


Hexcel introduced prepregs to the wind turbine industry over 15 years ago.  Composites have enabled blade sizes to grow to today's giant proportions, making wind power the world's fastest growing energy source.

We work closely with our customers to develop products that are tailored to their specific requirements.  This approach has enabled us to develop prepregs that cure faster, at lower temperatures; to develop new fiber-reinforced matrix solutions for rapid cost-effective processing; to develop paste adhesives for bonding shells; and gel coats that provide a hard-wearing finish.

Hexcel is one of the few composite suppliers that manufactures carbon fiber in-house.  This, combined with our dedicated weaving facilities, enables us to design composite reinforcements in glass and carbon - and hybrids of the two.  We are the composite specialists, with dedicated R&T facilites in Europe and the USA.  Our global technical support team will assist with materials selection, processing, and can provide training to those who are new to composites technology.

Hexcel products for wind energy include:

>  HexTow™ AS3C carbon fiber
HexFIT® film infusion materials
HexForce reinforcements
>  HexPly® prepregs

>  Pre-cured materials (glass grid laminates, carbon laminates) for infused blades

>  HexForce peel ply
HexWeb® honeycombs

Benefits of manufacturing wind blades in composites:

>  Optimized structural design
Consistent fiber volume ratios
Lower and consistent blade weight
Pure UD materials with optimized performance/cost ratio
High strength and fatigue properties 
Short total processing and cure cycle

Clean working environment
Low exotherm, enabling curing and co-curing of mulit-ply laminates, eg. carbon with glass
Minimized stresses caused by differences in thermal expansion

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HXL News: Taking Stock of Hexcel’s Risk Factors 10/20/2021 05:36:35 AM
HXL News: Hexcel Posts Mixed Q3 Results; Shares Drop 1.4% 10/19/2021 01:38:33 AM
HXL News: Quarterly Report (10-q) 10/18/2021 12:32:37 PM
HXL News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 10/18/2021 12:21:53 PM
HXL News: Hexcel Reports 2021 Third Quarter Results 10/18/2021 12:15:00 PM
#50   $IKNX DULUTH, Minn., July 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) chef911 07/13/15 10:45:10 PM
#49   Toray, TRYIY has been making me money. Do chef911 04/24/15 03:23:26 PM
#48   Lol 30.10 close :) gixxer11 03/15/13 06:10:10 PM
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#45   Close $26.70 Realperson 04/12/12 04:22:31 PM
#44   Ahead of the Bell: Hexcel Realperson 07/26/11 09:03:25 AM
#43   $18.72 close. Trueheart 10/05/10 04:19:39 PM
#42   $18.24 close. Trueheart 09/27/10 07:01:18 PM
#41   $18.07 close. Trueheart 09/22/10 04:35:48 PM
#40   $19.12 close. Trueheart 09/20/10 06:33:34 PM
#39   $18.69 close. Trueheart 09/17/10 05:07:47 PM
#38   $18.47 close. Trueheart 09/16/10 04:47:06 PM
#37   $18.34 close. Trueheart 09/14/10 05:29:08 PM
#36   $17.77 close. Trueheart 09/10/10 08:41:42 PM
#35   $17.52 close. Trueheart 09/09/10 06:09:28 PM
#34   $17.80 close. Trueheart 09/08/10 04:33:38 PM
#33   $17.95 close. Trueheart 09/02/10 05:24:43 PM
#32   $17.24 close. Trueheart 08/25/10 05:15:29 PM
#31   $16.38 close. Trueheart 08/24/10 05:03:30 PM
#30   $16.83 close. Trueheart 08/23/10 06:13:00 PM
#29   $17.53 close. Trueheart 08/19/10 04:50:51 PM
#28   $18.40 close. Trueheart 08/18/10 04:38:53 PM
#27   $18.23 close. Trueheart 08/17/10 08:07:33 PM
#26   $17.53 close. Trueheart 08/16/10 08:45:16 PM
#25   $17.33 close. Trueheart 08/13/10 09:08:33 PM
#24   $17.73 close. Trueheart 08/12/10 09:29:07 PM
#23   $17.85 close. Trueheart 08/11/10 05:27:32 PM
#22   $18.66 close. Trueheart 08/11/10 03:50:28 AM
#21   $19.07 close. Trueheart 08/09/10 06:00:32 PM
#20   $18.52 close. Trueheart 08/06/10 04:40:29 PM
#19   $18.69 close. Trueheart 08/05/10 07:28:14 PM
#18   $18.86 close. Trueheart 08/05/10 01:17:57 AM
#17   $18.78 close. Trueheart 08/03/10 04:41:52 PM
#16   Yeah, Real, that number is easy on the Trueheart 08/02/10 04:39:24 PM
#15   sweet! Realperson 08/02/10 04:38:09 PM
#14   $19.14 close. Trueheart 08/02/10 04:36:35 PM
#13   I traded HXL after their last reorg back Realperson 07/30/10 11:39:29 PM
#12   Excellent buy and foresight, Real. Trueheart 07/30/10 10:01:55 PM
#11   I bought HXL back in the $5 range Realperson 07/30/10 07:44:17 PM
#10   $18.69 close. Trueheart 07/30/10 04:38:03 PM
#9   $18.69 close. Trueheart 07/30/10 04:32:44 PM
#8   Cool! Realperson 03/19/10 11:44:25 AM
#6   Check out CHGI chinese comparable cgcasia 09/10/09 01:50:14 PM
#5   Well still chruning at this level, we have mkmny 06/05/09 04:24:07 PM
#4   Wind power becomes Europe's fastest growing energy sourceEurope mkmny 06/04/09 02:56:16 PM
#3   We have cnbc stating mkmny 06/04/09 02:48:13 PM
#2   well HXL is soaring mkmny 06/04/09 02:43:10 PM
#1   I'm sure some of you have bnoticed but mkmny 06/04/09 02:25:13 PM
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