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Teijin Featured Carbon- & Aramid-fiber Composites for Aero at China Composites Expo 2014

Published on 2014-09-08. Author : SpecialChem

TOKYO, Japan -- The Teijin Group announced recently that Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the group's carbon fibers and composites business, and Shanghai-based Teijin Aramid Asia Co., Ltd., the group's aramid fibers business, joined China Composites Expo 2014, Asia's largest composites exhibition, in Shanghai from September 3 to 5. Some 450 companies will take part in the annual show.

The Teijin booth (stand A1020) will showcase innovative applications for carbon- and aramid-fiber-reinforced composites developed by the Teijin group, a world leader in high-performance fibers.

A number of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) technologies will be on display, including TENAX TPCL, a thermoplastic consolidated laminate for the A350 XWB aircraft, Airbus’s new extra-wide-body midsize jetliner. Another molded product, bicycle wheels made with improved ultra-lightweight carbon fiber fabrics, and specially designed carbon fibers for pressure vessels, also will be exhibited.

Teijin Aramid Asia will present two filament yarns, Twaron Black and Technora Black, both deep-black versions of high-modulus para-aramid fibers that were originally available only in yellow. The fibers are highly suited to applications requiring stiffness, strength, lightness and beauty, such as boat hulls and sails, motorcycle helmets, hockey sticks and other sporting goods. Other aramid composite applications on display will include, pressure vessel circuit breaker rods and various uses in civil engineering.

The Teijin Group combines high-strength, high-modulus carbon fibers and aramid fibers with resin to produce various composite materials for use in lightweight products. Such materials enable energy-saving and eco-minded solutions, making them increasingly in demand in China, one of the Teijin Group’s key growth markets.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY784.4 billion (USD 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 768.4 billion (USD 7.5 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

Source: Teijin Group

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