SOURCE: Hampson Industries PLC

Hampson Industries PLC

May 24, 2011 19:40 ET

Composites Horizons Inc. Showcases Expanded Capacity and Capabilities at SAMPE 2011

Its New Autoclave and Oven Allow for the Production of Larger Parts, Increased Throughput and Capacity

LONG BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Composites Horizons Inc. (CHI), part of Hampson Industries PLC, will be highlighting its expanded capabilities and capacity at booth 361 of the SAMPE Conference in Long Beach, California on May 23-26, 2011. CHI is an innovator and leading producer of advanced composite products using the latest process technologies.

Recent growth investments at CHI include an ASC 10' x 20' high-temperature autoclave that reaches 800-degrees F and 250 psi, installed in 2010. This autoclave allows tighter control of temperature settings, pressure parameters and electronic data collection. More recently a 25' x 16' x 10' oven with a maximum temperature of 600 degrees has been installed and commissioned.

"These new investments are a part of CHI's strategic plan to produce the highest quality composite parts using the most efficient manufacturing practices," stated Jeff Hynes, President of CHI. "CHI has added significant manufacturing capacity, including the ability to build larger aerospace structural components, turbine engine ducts and BMI tooling for customers."

Composites manufactured by Hampson are a part of many of the most important programs in aerospace including the B787, JSF, F-18, C-17, A350 and many more. Industry leading companies including GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell turbine engines and more use Hampson's composites.

About Composites Horizons, Inc. (CHI)
Established in 1974 CHI has been committed to becoming a leader in the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials. The company is a leading composite product and composite tooling supplier for aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturing, space components, and medical diagnostic equipment. Its facilities and processes are backed by fully documented and audited quality systems including ISO 9001, AS9100, and NADCAP AS7118.

About Hampson Industries PLC:
Hampson Industries PLC - is the world leader in the design and manufacture of close-tolerance tooling and assembly systems, as well as holding leading positions for composite and metallic components and aero structures. The Group's end-to-end solution for its customers from engineering and project management through manufacturing and logistics has lead to numerous customer awards. With global operations, it serves the commercial and military aerospace markets from 12 facilities in the UK, North America and India.

Hampson Industries PLC is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HAMP). For more information, visit: www.hampsongroup.com.

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