The joint development program between Hexcel and SECAR clearly validated the light weighting opportunity and one-shot molding process for the new composite X-Brace and succeeded in qualifying HexMC®-i with Audi as an OEM.

“We were delighted with the success of the HexMC®-i overmolding process in such a highly visible finished part and are looking forward to supporting further developments in the very near future,” says Achim Fischereder, Director Sales and Marketing, Automotive, Hexcel. Werner Stoeger, Sales and Marketing Director SECAR Technologie GmbH, added “We see a lot of applications where we can combine the impressive characteristics of HexMC®-I with our innovative and high performance  Pullwinding and Pullbraiding technologies. This is a unique combination and a good answer to increased performance requirements in the automotive market.”

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