Duxford is situated just south of Cambridge, location of the famous University that was founded in 1209. Duxford itself is home to the Imperial War Museum, Europe's top aviation museum, housing more than 180 historical aircraft. The Cambridgeshire area enjoys a dynamic business environment and is a leading center for IT and biotechnology.
Hexcel's Duxford site was founded in 1934 by Cambridge University don, Dr. Norman De Bruyne, a pioneer in structural adhesives and composite materials. Today, the Duxford plant has six manufacturing buildings and is also Hexcel's European Center for Research and Technology.
The Duxford facility manufactures an extensive range of prepregs - epoxy, phenolic or BMI resin systems that are reinforced with carbon, glass or aramid fibers. Duxford also manufactures hotmelt prepreg resin films, a range of adhesives and honeycomb.
Key applications for products made at Hexcel's Duxford site are commercial aerospace primary and secondary structures, helicopters, defense aircraft and aero-engines.