Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 2015 --- The Teijin Group announced today 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, will join China Composites Expo 2015, Asia's largest composites exhibition, in Shanghai from September 2 to 4. Some 450 exhibitors will take part in the annual show.
The Teijin booth (stand 808) will showcase innovative applications for carbon- and aramid-fiber-reinforced composites developed by the Teijin group, a world leader in high-performance fibers.
Toho Tenax will showcase the value of TENAX carbon fiber materials’ superior strength and lightweight properties for the Chinese market. A number of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) products based on different technologies will be exhibited, highlighting applications in industrial machinery and robotics, both areas where demand is expected to rise. TENAX TPCL, a thermoplastic consolidated laminate being used in Airbus’s extra-wide-body midsize jetliner the A350 XWB, will also 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 original yellow versions will be on display as well. The fibers are highly suited to applications requiring stiffness, strength, lightness and beauty, such as boat hulls and sails, motorcycle helmets, and other sporting goods. Other aramid composite applications on display will include pressure vessels, circuit breaker rods and various others for use 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 for safety and protective solutions. 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 JPY786.2 billion (USD 6.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.7 billion (USD 6.9 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.
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