Press Release
July 26, 2022

Press Release | Textron Systems and Boston Materials to Collaborate on Advanced Materials for Hypersonics

BILLERICA, MA/ July 26, 2022 – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Boston Materials, Inc. announced they have reached an agreement to collaborate on the development and industrialization of advanced high temperature composites.

Advanced, affordable high temperature materials for thermal protection systems are needed for the next generation of hypersonic platforms and re-entry vehicles. Textron Systems is a long-established provider of high-performance composite thermal protection systems used on applications ranging from the Apollo Missions program to Minuteman III to NASA deep space probes.

Boston Materials has developed ZRT™, a unique Z-axis oriented carbon fiber film for the reinforcement of composite materials. This product leverages Boston Materials’ patented Z-axis Fiber™ technology.

“ZRT may help us achieve lower-cost, more easily manufactured high-temperature thermal protection systems” says Dave Scaringella, Vice President, Strategic Systems at Textron Systems. “Boston Materials’ efforts may be an enabler for the next generation of re-entry and hypersonic vehicles.”

“Textron Systems is an iconic and respected Aerospace and Defense enterprise. They envisioned how our Z-axis Fiber technology can breakthrough their performance and cost trade-offs in one of the most extreme Aerospace applications. This collaboration further establishes Boston Materials as a leading supplier of high-performance and reliable materials solutions for the most innovative enterprises” says Anvesh Gurijala, CEO of Boston Materials.



Textron Systems is a world leader in unmanned air, surface and land products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. For more information, visit



Founded in 2016, Boston Materials is a high-performance materials company enabling manufacturers of industrial and consumer products to break through their design trade-offs with new materials. The company’s patented Z-axis Fiber™ technology is a lightweight material that has an extraordinary ability to diffuse energy (structural, thermal or electrical). It is produced from 100% reclaimed carbon fiber, enabling new, high-volume, energy-efficient products that have a low carbon footprint. By turning a $2B per year waste stream into high-value, advanced materials, Boston Materials is enabling the next generation of products and unlocking a circular economy. To learn more about Boston Materials, visit



Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visi

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