Cytec Industries has announced the mechanical completion of its latest carbon fibre production facility in Piedmont, South Carolina.
The new carbon fibre facility will provide additional capacity for manufacture of polyacrylonitrile-based (PAN-based) carbon fibre production including precursor manufacturing and carbonisation. The new facility is expected to double Cytec’s carbon fibre manufacturing capacity and provide additional capability to meet the demand for next-generation carbon fibres.
Shane Fleming, Chairman, CEO and President, Cytec Industries said;
I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish in South Carolina and excited about the growth this project represents for the customers we serve and communities where our employees live
The new facility will support the expected build rate increases in Cytec’s commercial transport, business jet, and rotorcraft market segments. Cytec will be conducting commissioning and qualification activities on the new production line ahead of its expected aerospace certification and qualified fiber production in early 2016.