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A&P Technology (
A&P Technology is a seventh generation, family-owned, world-leading producer of precision braided textiles. From the beginning, A&P concentrated its research efforts on the development of state-of-the-art braiding machinery aimed to further the use of braid within the composites industry. Braid’s steady growth within the composites market led to A&P’s incorporation as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1995, and eventually to independent ownership in July 1997.

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (
Bell Helicopter is a $2.0 billion leading producer of commercial and military helicopters, and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce of over 7,500 employees serves customers flying Bell aircraft in over 120 countries. Bell is a unit of Textron Inc., a $10 billion multi-industry company with 44,000 employees in 40 countries. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others.

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The Boeing Company (
One of the largest corporations in the United States, Boeing is involved in all aspects of the aerospace industry, including commercial transport aircraft, military aircraft, spacecraft, defense systems, air traffic management, and other associated products and services. Boeing is the primary industrial partner of AMTAS.

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Composite Solutions (
Composite Solutions is a majority-owned subsidiary of the Topkey Corporation of Taiwan. Composite Solutions is incorporated in Washington and is located near Auburn, Washington. The company has produced advanced composite structures for many modern aircraft, including the Boeing C-17, Airbus A-320, Learjet Model 31/35, and the Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopter. The company has substantial expertise and experience in integrated tool design, composite tool fabrication, and composite manufacturing processes.

General Plastics Manufacturing Company (
General Plastics has been a pioneer in the formulation of high-performance LAST-A-FOAM® cellular solid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate products. The company has earned an outstanding reputation for developing unique foam-based technical solutions to difficult problems. General Plastics offers many fine products and services to customers searching for a quality supplier of polyurethane-foam related technology.

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HEATCON Composite Systems (
The main office of Heatcon Composite Systems is in Seattle. The company also maintains branch offices in the Texas, England, and China. Heatcon has been involved in the support of advanced composite repairs since 1981. The company’s customer base includes many major airlines and military repair facilities worldwide. Heatcon designs and manufactures complete composite repair systems, including the model HCS9000B and HCS9200B Hot Bonders and associated equipment and supplies. Associated equipment includes thermocouple welders, vacuum generators, temperature recorders, silicone rubber heat blankets, and composite repair materials in small or large quantities. Heatcon offers short courses that emphasize practical, hands-on, realistic projects.

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Hexcel (
Hexcel is one of the world’s leading advanced structural materials company. Hexcel today is a global enterprise with over $800 million in annual sales. Hexcel is the largest U.S. producer of carbon fiber, the world’s largest weaver of structural fabrics, the leading global producer of fiberglass electronic materials, and the number one producer of composite materials. Composite material products include carbon fibers, prepregs, adhesives, honeycombs, sandwich panels, resin transfer molding (RTM) systems, laminates, thermoplastics, and polyurethane systems. Hexcel is a major supplier to companies representing the aerospace, rail, marine, sporting goods, automotive, and wind energy industries.

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Integrated Technologies (Intec), Inc. (
Intec is an advanced materials center in Everett, Washington. The primary focus of Intec is the design, engineering, testing, machining, and fabricating of advanced material systems. Intec has extensive aerospace experience in prototyping and production of advanced materials manufacturing, machining, and testing. Facilities available at Intec include a large volume autoclave and ovens, a layup cleanroom, high-speed CNC routers and mills, servo-hydraulic test machines, an instrumented impactor, environmental and preconditioning chambers, thermal analysis equipment, microwave resin digestion oven, ultrasonic inspection equipment, real-time data acquisition systems, and other special-use test instruments.

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Solvay (
Benefitting from new technologies and sustainable developments, Solvay's businesses plan to focus on:

  1. Producing new materials that are more effective and eco-efficient
    Developing renewable chemistry by promoting the use of renewable raw materials and recycling processes
  2. Contributing to the creation of sustainable energy solutions, such as photovoltaics and batteries
  3. Producing more efficiently and responsibly by optimizing resource utilization
  4. Supporting the growth of expanding markets
  5. Developing more responsible consumer products.

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Toray Composites (America), Inc. (
The Toray Group comprises 200 subsidiaries and affiliates located in 16 countries around the world, all of which are leading manufacturers of synthetic materials. Eight Toray companies are located in the United States. One of these is Toray Composites (America), which was incorporated in Washington State in 1992 and is located near the Boeing Frederickson plant. Facilities at the Toray Composites (America) site include a prepreg production facility that produces the BMS8-276 carbon fiber epoxy prepreg used in the vertical fin and horizontal stabilizers of the 777 empennage (manufactured at the Boeing Frederickson plant) and also in the 777 floor beams (manufactured at Boeing North America in Tulsa, Oklahoma). The site also includes the state-of-the-art Composites Development Center, in which new carbon composites applications are researched and developed.

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Triumph Composite Systems, Inc. (
The Triumph Group, Inc. is a long-term Boeing supplier and consists of 41 companies in 19 states and 2 countries. One of these companies is Triumph Composite Systems created in March 2002 in Spokane, Washington. Boeing has entered into an 8-year single-source agreement with Triumph Composite Systems to maintain supply from the Spokane plant. Triumph Composite Systems manufactures composite floor panels, flight control decks, and air ducting systems.
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Zodiac Advanced Composites and Engineered Materials (
Zodiac Advanced Composites and Engineered Materials, a division of Zodiac Aerospace, specializes in the design and manufacture of a breadth of products including, structural composites and assemblies, prepregs, adhesives, honeycomb core, honeycomb sandwich panels, as well as injection molded and vacuum formed plastics.

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