Fibre handling specialist and custom machine builder Cygnet Texkimp will highlight its composites manufacturing technologies alongside its traditional creel machinery at this year’s Advanced Engineering show (30-31 October 2019, NEC).

The Cheshire-based engineer has a 40-year history of engineering and product development in the UK where it is best-known for its fibre unwinding creels. But in the last decade, the company has also invested heavily in its portfolio of filament winding, prepreg, coating, laminating and slitting machinery. It now attributes more than half of its annual sales to the global composites market where its technologies are used to manufacture high quality composite materials and parts for the automotive, aerospace, energy and industrial sectors.

At Advanced Engineering, the company will feature its full range of machinery. It will highlight the benefits of its high tolerance, reverse-roll coating machine which is capable of creating low coat weight films of less than 5GSM for the aerospace-quality prepreg market, as well as its high-volume, self-calibrating Flatline creel with patented tensioning mechanism.

It will also emphasize the reliability and speed of its prepreg technologies, which have been engineered to perform with high levels of consistency and output, to deliver prepreg materials of optimum quality, weight and thickness.

Stand K32