Cygnet Texkimp Highlights Full-Life-Cycle of Downstream Solutions at International Composites Summit

Composites technology specialist and custom machine builder Cygnet Texkimp will showcase its full-life-cycle of fibre handling and converting solutions at the International Composites Summit, Milton Keynes, UK, 6-7 September.

The company will feature its full range of prepreg, coating, slitting, filament winding, creel, recycling, and automation and handling technologies at Stand L6 and highlight how they are adding value to the composites industry by increasing processing speeds and production rates, optimising quality and weight of materials and parts, and delivering viable solutions to end-of-life challenges.

“Our mission is to follow the fibre from package to finished part, identifying where we can add value and applying our expertise to get the best from the fibre at every stage,” explains Luke Vardy, CEO of Cygnet Texkimp, which opened its UK-based Innovation Centre earlier this year to make its technologies available for trials aimed at de-risking customer investment and stimulating industry collaboration.
“As a technology partner, we’re focused on how we can support our customers through the entire downstream converting process with novel techniques that push the boundaries of what has been achieved before.”

At ICS, the company will showcase its extensive filament and multi-axis winding capability, including its Multi Axis Winder which will feature on its stand with regular live demonstrations throughout the exhibition. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about its high-speed 3D and Multi Axis filament winders to wind large components in high volumes; its high-tension winding solution for the manufacture of pressure vessels and high-speed motors; and its fully-automated filament winder, which combines expertise in automation and robotics to create a complete turnkey solution for the manufacture of composite parts while allowing manufacturers to move towards a lights off operation.

Other highlights include the company’s range of prepreg solutions – from its traditional hot-melt thermoset prepreg lines and innovative thermoplastic processing solution to the recently launched Multi Roll Stack, which is designed to deliver more sustainable, lower-cost thermoset prepregs and towpreg materials for high-volume markets.

Delegates will also be able to hear more about Cygnet Texkimp’s composites recycling technologies incorporating the DEECOM® Pressolysis materials reclamation solution, which has been developed to address the environmental impact of waste in the global composites manufacturing industry, when Cygnet Texkimp Product Director John Davidson presents an update on the technology at 12:00 on Thursday 7th September on the Centre Stage.

Cygnet Texkimp will be at Stand L6 at the International Composites Summit, Milton Keynes, UK, 6-7 September 2023.