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Despatch Industries New Carbon Fiber Research Line Receives Strong Response at JEC Europe Exhibition

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A.  – April 12, 2012 - Despatch Industries, the leader in thermal process technologies for carbon fiber production, received a positive response to the introduction of its new carbon fiber equipment range, CFR Series, at the recent JEC Europe exhibition.  CFR is a complete carbon fiber production line with fully integrated services and control platform, in a micro-scale package.  CFR users are fully equipped to run PAN trials without production line disruption, perform analytical data collection and experiment with variable hardware configurations and process parameter variations.  Despatch offers the CFR line as a complete system or as independent equipment pieces. 

The introduction of the CFR line generated a lot of interest at the recent JEC Europe exhibition,” states Steve Atkiss, Despatch Carbon Fiber CTO.  “We are currently working on several CFR opportunities with a variety of customers, including research institutions, universities and industry-leading carbon fiber manufacturers. Our customers are excited about the versatility and flexibility of the CFR line, and having the capability to alter process conditions with minimal restrictions.” 

Despatch’s CFR includes the company’s world-leading center-to-ends oxidation ovens and multi-zoned LT and HT furnaces.  Despatch offers a sophisticated sub-system that includes surface treatment, sizing and drying.  An integrated control platform for accurate, centralized control, higher levels of automation and increased flexibility of the micro-line line is also available.

Despatch Industries is the expert in thermal process technology.  For decades, carbon fiber manufacturers have utilized our world-leading oxidation technology to produce the highest quality and most uniform fiber. We offer the experience and knowledge to provide fully integrated lines for small and large tow.  Recent Despatch advancements enable our global customers to achieve the lowest cost per kilogram of fiber produced.

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Media contact:
Roger Dullinger
952-469-8278
roger.dullinger@despatch.com



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