SOURCE: Hampson Industries PLC

Hampson Industries PLC

September 19, 2011 15:28 ET

Hampson Aerospace Aerostructures & Composites to Showcase Advanced Composite Structures and Assemblies at Aviation Expo / China 2011

Hampson Aerospace Aerostructures & Composites Will Highlight Its Complex Polymer Composites for Commercial, Military Aircraft and Engine Components

BRIERLEY HILL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Hampson Aerospace Aerostructures & Composites Division (Hampson), part of Hampson Aerospace, will be highlighting its advanced composite structures and assemblies at the Aviation Expo / China Stand, Q-1 in Beijing, China, September 21-24, 2011. Hampson is to showcase its best in class composite manufacturing capabilities.

"Hampson is proud to provide state-of-the-art systems and processes that ensure our customers receive the best, most technologically advanced production solutions," stated Greg Frye, of Hampson Aerospace. "We only use materials and processes that assure quality, safety, efficiency and value to our customers' products and services. We look forward to highlighting our products for both commercial & military aircraft and engine components at Aviation Expo / China."

Hampson Aerospace Aerostructures & Composites is comprised of the following:

BHW - Based in Lancashire, UK, BHW is one of the largest sheet metal, stretch forming and aerostructures businesses other than the OEM production lines in Europe that services both the civil and military aerospace markets. With a full array of metal forming, treatment and certification facilities under one roof, BHW offers a fully integrated standalone solution for airframe structural component fabrication and assembly.

Composites Horizons (CHI) - Based in California, U.S.A., CHI has been a leading producer of advanced composite products specializing in high temperature applications using the latest process technologies for the aerospace and medical industries. The products range from composite parts and structures, to specialized composite tooling. CHI has been able to provide solutions to program needs and supply new and upgraded products to meet ever-advancing performance requirements for over 30 years.

Texstars - Based in Texas, U.S.A., Texstars is a world leader in the development and fabrication of products that utilize composite and thermoplastic materials in support of the aerospace, military vehicle, and mass transit markets. Texstars has a world leading capability in producing lightweight composites and polymer based transparencies. Texstars transparent components are typically manufactured out of polycarbonate and acrylic materials and employ the use of advance coating technology and other protective characteristics that provide both tactical advantage and superior product-life performance.

Composites structures and transparencies manufactured by Hampson have played a part in most of the important programs in aerospace including the B787, JSF, F-16, F-18, C-17, A350 and many more. Industry leading companies including Lockheed Martin, Airbus, Boeing, GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell turbine engines and more use Hampson's composites and transparencies.

In addition Hampson Aerospace is the leading independent provider of tooling systems and manufactured components for the aerospace sector delivering efficient solutions to clients worldwide. It has a proven track record as a reliable development partner, specializing in the introduction of new tooling concepts and aircraft development programs, addressing the most demanding design, manufacturing and logistical challenges.

Hampson Industries PLC is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HAMP), and is the holding company of Hampson Aerospace.

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