Creation of Epsilon Composite by Stéphane LULL, in the composite workshop of his father, Paul LULL.
1st orders for the energy sector, for the French energy company EDF and the Italian oil group ENINB: 7 of the 8 people on the picture still work for Epsilon today!
First carbon pullwinding tubes for TV & Cinema tripods, for an Italian customer.
1st success in aeronautics: structural composite profiles for military aircrafts for the Swedish manufacturer Saab
Super Puma program. 2nd major success in the aeronautics sector with the manufacture of complex pultruded composite profiles for the Aérospatiale AS332 Super Puma medium transport helicopter, of which 1,000 were built.
1st carbon fiber tubes for technical carbon fiber rollers, for our Italian partner Cometec: the 1st seeds of Epsilon Rollers !
1st success of Carbolam® carbon plate technology in civil engineering, to reinforce bridges and buildings.
Aquitaine Innovations, the most innovative 60-foot Open sailing boat of its era, designed with the navigator Yves Parlier, with a hull and many equipments made from Epsilon Composite pultruded carbon profiles
First space project for Thales, with materials specifically developed by Epsilon to meet the requirements of the space sector.
Development of the first composite armor for flexible risers for deep offshore oil extraction with Technip.
Design and manufacture of structural composite profiles for BMW, which has initiated a partnership with Epsilon Composite on the development of carbon pultrusion for future car models.
First finished products : giant carbon telescope rods with glued metal end-fittings.
Carbon fiber sucker rods for PetroChina, manufactured in pultrusion and incorporating metal end-fittings. One of the first finished products of Epsilon Composite, and 1st important market in China.
Carboglulam ® beams to reinforce the Hammersmith Bridge in London, after several similar successful worksites in the London Underground.
Filing of the K1 patent, which makes it possible to manufacture ultra-stiff and light carbon fiber rollers by combining pultrusion and filament winding.
PullWinding patent, which makes it possible to manufacture very structured thin carbon fiber tubes in pultrusion, in order to combine lightness and mechanical resistance.
Launch of our wind energy program, which will lead to serveral patents worldwide regarding giant wind blades reinforced with pultruded spars.
Relocation of our Asian office from Singapore to Tokyo and creation of Epsilon Japan. Japan, where modern carbon fiber was invented, was at the time Epsilon's main market.
Submarine power umbilical composite cables for the Chinook Cascade deep offshore oil extraction project (Gulf of Mexico), with Aker.
Supply of Carbolam® plates for the Westgate Bridge project in Melbourne, which became the largest carbon fiber structural reinforcement project in history.
Creation of Epsilon Aerospace and intensification of our R&D efforts in the aerospace sector to become a Tier 1 supplier to Airbus for civil aviation programs (A330, A350XWB and A380)
Manufacturing of giant pillars and Carbolam ® reinforcements for the Mataf walkway in Mecca, Saoudi Arabia, which then became the largest project in the carbon fiber industry history.
Creation of Epsilon Training, our internal training center, certified by Datadock. Every year, our apprentices and future employees are trained by our instructors and trainers on Epsilon's main technical skills ; pultrusion, pullwinding, filament winding, machining, assembling, structural bonding, finishing, control, maintenance...
1st high voltage cables reinforced with a carbon composite core installed by RTE in France. 90 kV line equipped with Nexans LoSag cables with a carbon fiber core manufactured by Epsilon Composite. See this case study for more information.
Delivery of Carbolam ® reinforcements for the roof of the Steve Jobs Theatre (largest monolithic carbon composite part in the world).
Start of the Flying Whales heavy-lift airship program, where Epsilon becomes one of the 5 main partners, responsible for the design and manufacture of the composite structure (carbon fiber truss beams, carbon fiber struts and ropes).
The elevators of Zun Tower, Beijing's highest tower (528m), are equipped with durable and eco-efficient Kone Ultrarope® carbon fiber belts. Epsilon Composite pultruded more than 500km of carbon profiles for this record-breaking project, which follows many other projects undertaken around the world since the birth of this technology in 2008.
Development of a new complete range of CyKlon pneumatic and hydraulic carbon fiber adapters for flexographic printing machines.
Completion of a major composite struts program for the Airbus A350 as a Tier 1 supplier.
Launch of our first carbon fiber doctor blade chambers for Bobst printing machines.
Commercial launch of Belull, our range of designer furniture made from our production surplus.
Launch of a record-breaking carbon fiber agricultural booms by Kuhn, made of Epsilon composite rods and large diameter structural tubes manufactured in pullwinding.
1st construction site using Carbocore ® carbon fiber anchors manufactured in pultrusion
Successful 16G crash test for Optimfloor project, a 100% composite floor structure built around a complex pultruded carbon fiber stiffener.
Delivery and installation of the composite fiber struts for the 3 last giant antennas of the Cherenkov Large-Sized Telescopes, dedicated to the observation of extragalactic objects thanks go Gamma-rays.
First carbon fiber beams of the OBCL onboard loading platforms for the Airbus Beluga. Each platform is supported by 4 telescopic legs composed of several beams of 4m each.
The adventure continues with many projects that we often can't talk about yet!