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Prepreg-SKM launches carbon fibers
25 Nov '11
Prepreg – Modern Composite Materials (Prepreg-SKM) has launched Phase 1 of its $115m Moscow production of carbon fiber-based textile, portal UNOVA reports.
The new production line is reportedly equipped with three looms by Germany’s Dornier. Loom 1, with a capacity of 600kg, or 1,200 sq. m, of carbon fiber a day, will be used to make fiber for construction and structure repair purposes.
Loom 2 will be producing carbon fiber for aircraft-building with a capacity of 70kg a day—enough to manufacture components for 20 fighter aircraft each year.
Loom 3, with a capacity of 60kg a day, will be used to make twill-weaved carbon fiber—a more universal fabric employed in shipbuilding, car-making, wind energy, and some other sectors.
By 2013 the line is expected to operate with a capacity of 1,000 tons of materials a year, doubling production after two more years.
Prepreg-SKM is one of Rusnano’s project companies, and part of holding firm Composite.
Prepreg-SKM is involved in making textile based on carbon fabric and high-quality prepregs for the aerospace, construction, electrical energy, and hydrocarbon sectors.