Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of lightweight and high-performance composites for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications. The company operates in two segments, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment manufactures and markets carbon fibers, industrial fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs, structural adhesives, honeycomb, composite panels, molding compounds, polyurethane systems, and laminates. These products are used in various applications, including commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive, bikes, skis and recreational products, and other industrial applications. The Engineered Products segment manufactures and markets composite structures and precision machined honeycomb parts for use in the aerospace industry. The company sells its products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific directly through its sales personnel, as well as through independent distributors and manufacturer representatives. Hexcel Corporation was founded in 1946 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.