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Kemrock launches first indigenous industrial grade carbon fibre

News International-French

17 Aug 2011

Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. (KIEL), one of the leading manufacturers of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, launched a range of carbon fibre products for industrial applications under the brand name "JAITEC"

Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. (KIEL), one of the leading manufacturers of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, launched a range of carbon fibre products for industrial applications under the brand name "JAITEC"

The products were launched by Mr. Ashok Nayak, Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), during his visit to Kemrock’s facility.

Appreciating Kemrock’s successful operations & commercial production of carbon fiber plant, Mr. Nayak expressed that, “Kemrock and HAL have also joined hands together by signing an MoU for manufacture of carbon fibre prepregs. Initially, we were contemplating   to have the prepreg manufacturing facility at HAL Bengaluru, considering the proximity of our other facilities.  But I was highly impressed seeing Kemrock’s commitment & capabilities at its world class facility in Vadodara which has made HAL decide to make prepregs at Kemrock, apart from the other grades of carbon fibre products"

Acknowledging HAL’s continued support, Mr. Kalpesh Patel, CMD, KIEL, said “Kemrock and HAL’s relationship will grow forward very strongly and it is our commitment to take on these new opportunities together”.

About Kemrock Industries and Exports: (BSE: 526015; NSE: KEMROCK; LuxSE US4884721014) Headquartered in Vadodara, Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd., is India’s leading producer of FRP/GRP composites, offering a fully integrated range of raw materials and engineered composites products. Established in 1981 as a small start-up and incorporated in 1991, the company offers world-class integrated solutions – from design to delivery - in its state-of-the-art manufacturing unit at Vadodara, which houses most of the processes at a single location. The company provides the largest portfolio of composite products and delivers both ready and customised solutions, which are ideal replacements for traditional materials prone to corrosion & maintenance. The company’s product range includes Thermo-setting Resins & Composite Products such as Windmill Blade , Rail Coach Interiors & Exteriors, Cable Management Systems , Pultruded profiles, Gratings, Piping Systems, Lighting Poles, Access Systems and now Carbon Fibre.

Kemrock Industries has established a prominent position across domestic and international markets, including product presence in over 50 countries. The company’s securities are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange and Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

About HAL: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a leading Indian aeronautical company with operations including design, development, manufacture, and maintenance of aircraft, helicopters and their related power plants, accessories, systems & equipment. With 19 production units and 10 research & design centers in eight locations in India, the company has an impressive track record including 14 types of aircraft manufactured with in-house R&D and 14 produced under licence.

The largest defence PSU, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has served the Indian defence forces for over six decades and has positioned itself as a comprehensive solution provider to the Indian Defence Services in aviation by contributing to their modernization efforts through aircraft/helicopter production of various types and technology base. With new initiatives and future programmes, the company continues to be a major partner of the Defence Forces.

HAL has now diversified into aerospace related fields, with its aero-space division supplying critical components, structural assemblies and tankages for various launch vehicles and satellites of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Moving a step towards customer satisfaction, HAL plans to provide seamless maintenance support, encompassing first and second line support, for aircraft and helicopters at customer bases.