Chomarat North America has been awarded AS 9100 certification. The group’s U.S. facility that specializes in advanced composites reinforcements is located in Williamston, South Carolina. The new certification covers aerospace quality management systems, and follows their development strategy relative to quality and risk management.
Michel Cognet, Group Managing Director at Chomarat, says, “Our North American plant’s new AS 9100 certification proves our organizational maturity, and provides a vital asset to enable us to become a leading aerospace supplier.”
With this certification, Chomarat North America is following in the footsteps of the group’s French plants that were certified to ES 9100 in 2012. The facility now meets the strict criteria set by the market for high performance composites reinforcements for the aerospace industry. The quality system and risk management standards are recognized by purchasers worldwide, and are in line with the group’s growth strategy for the aerospace market.
Brian Laufenberg, President of Chomarat’s NA business, says, “We are proud of this AS 9100 certification that clearly demonstrates our commitment to quality management and reliability. This accomplishment now allows us to compete as an international aerospace supplier from multiple continents!”
Chomarat has already made a name for itself in the aerospace market with fabrics, tapes and multiaxial carbon reinforcements, particularly its C-PLY range. These materials are designed for primary and secondary structures as well as aircraft interior parts. These highly modular materials offer great angle and ply flexibility and open up new opportunities for designing lighter, more efficient and lower cost composite parts. This is a huge advantage in a market with high productivity demands.
This is why C-PLY was recently chosen by VX Aerospace for their foldaway drone, which can be stowed inside a cylindrical container and deployed from a tactical aircraft. The carbon multiaxial material is used in the construction of the wing, the horizontal stabilizers, the vertical fin and all of the control surfaces.