New Carbon Fibre Facility Opens in Russia

Holding Company Composite has announced the launch of a new large-scale carbon fibre production line.

The first line will produce 1,700 metric tonnes of the company’s Alabuga-Fiber and will eventually be increased to 2,000 metric tonnes. According to the company the new site located in the Republic of Tatarstan could eventually grow up to over 10,000 metric tonnes, making it the largest facility of its kind in the world.

The manufacturing line has been built using the latest technology and is suitable for large-scale carbon fibre applications. The line feeds the precursor from bobbins up to 300kgs and features the latest thermal stabilisation technology along with energy-efficient oxidation ovens and carbonisation furnaces.

CEO of Holding Company Composite Leonid Melamed said

The launching of our new large-scale Alabuga-Fibre Plant, which complements our long history in special high-performance carbon fibre products, fits well into the global trend of growing demand for composite materials in many industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, marine, and construction. Now, with high quality, affordable carbon fibre for the international market available from Russia, we expect that potential users for industrial grade carbon fibre will look positively at us as they broaden their choice of suppliers.

The Alabuga carbon fibre production line is designed to manufacture various types of carbon fibre. The company’s AF42 12К is available to sample and buy now with the AF42 24К coming in late 2015