Fibre processing company Cygnet Tex-Web has won a £5m contract to supply five PAN precursor creels to Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Materials Co, one of the largest carbon fibre and composites manufacturers in Jiangsu Province, China.
The specialist creels with integrated handling equipment, which are manufactured under Cygnet Tex-Web’s Texkimp brand, will be used to unwind and guide PAN fibre from 250kg packages into carbon fibre production lines producing fibre for the aerospace, automotive, marine, rail, renewable energy and industrial markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
The latest generation PAN precursor driven creels are designed to give high levels of tension control and fibre guidance to produce carbon fibre of high quality and consistency.
The creels will be installed and commissioned in June 2013. Cygnet Tex-Web is the only independent creel specialist in the world and designs and manufactures machinery used in the unwinding and tensioning of fibre under its Texkimp brand which was established in 1974.