Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Teijin breaks ground for carbon fiber facility in South Carolina

Source: CW CompositesWorld, 4th June 2018, by Ginger Gardiner

Ginger Gardiner reported, "TENAX manufacturing to start second half of 2020, targeting aerospace and automotive industries. As reported by CW in Nov 2016, Teijin Limited (Tokyo, Japan) purchased roughly 440 acres of commercial land in Greenwood, South Carolina to establish a carbon fiber production site, projecting an investment of $600 million and creation of 220 jobs by 2030. Now, 18 months later, Teijin has broken ground on its first TENAX structural carbon fiber plant in the US, already having its Rockwood, TN facility for manufacturing Pyromex carbon fiber used in flame-resistant insulation, carbon/carbon brakes and gas diffusion layers for fuel cells. (...)"

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Toho Tenax’s Multi-material Roof Cover for Use in Toyota’s Mass-production Fuel-cell Bus

Tokyo, Japan, November 2, 2017 --- Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. Opening a new window, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, announced today that it has developed a lightweight multi-material roof cover for a fuel-cell bus made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), aluminum and other lightweight engineering plastics. The roof cover, which boasts a visually appealing surface, can be manufactured in one large piece with complex shapes and is suitable for mass production. (...)

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