The increased capacity is reported to support growing demand for MG resin and ultra-high temperature materials in space and defense applications
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Karman Space & Defense is expanding its production capacity for carbon-carbon (C-C) composite components to support growing production volumes for MG Resin and ultra-high temperature materials used in space and defense applications. The expansion includes new facility space and equipment for larger components, increased product rates, and high temperature material testing, the company said in a release.
Karman’s MG Resin Technology is reported to address the need for ultra-high temperature materials with higher char yields, improved processability, and reduced cycle times. The combined mechanical properties of the resins are said to enable production of best-in-class, high-strength carbon-carbon components and structures for propulsion systems, missiles, hypersonic systems, and spacecraft at lower costs and reduced lead times.
“We are committed to efficiently delivering the highest quality resins to meet our customer’s demanding schedules and requirements, and our expanded production capacity is a testament to that commitment,” said Karman Space & Defense CEO Tony Koblinski, in a statement. “This investment will help us maintain our leadership position in the industry and continue to grow our capabilities.”
Karman Space & Defense provides concept-to-production services for the space and defense industry’s most complex and mission-critical systems, including crewed space flight and hypersonic missions. The company is headquartered in Huntington Beach, with facilities in Washington, Alabama, and Washington D.C.