Anderson, S.C.-based Chomarat North America — the regional division of France-based textiles and
composites manufacturer Chomarat Group — is building an additional 58,500-square-foot plant in
South Carolina for manufacturing advanced composites.
The facility, which is expected to begin production in mid-2014, will be fully equipped with
new equipment, including a LIBA Max5 100-inch variable width machine. The Max5 will be used to
produce the company’s C-PLY™ spread-tow carbon multiaxial reinforcements.
C-PLY is an unbalanced thin-ply biaxial carbon reinforcement non-crimp fabric (NCF) made
with unidirectional layers that are mechanically sewn together. Chomarat developed the fabric in
collaboration with Stanford, Calif.-based Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics &
Astronautics and Korea-based Hanyang University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. The company
won a JEC Innovation Award in the carbon category for C-PLY at JEC Americas 2012
Wins JEC Innovation Award For Carbon Reinforcement,”
TextileWorld.com, Oct. 30, 2012).
October 1, 2013