A350 XWB, World’s First Aircraft Using CFRTP for Primary Structure Parts, Delivered to JAL in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan --- Teijin Limited announced today that the A350 XWB aircraft, Airbus's new-generation extra-wide-body midsize jetliner using Teijin's Tenax TPCL carbon fiber thermoplastic consolidated laminate, was delivered to Japan Airlines (JAL) on June 11 and arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on June 14.

A350 XWB

As a top supplier to Airbus for over 30 years, Teijin has provided the aircraft maker with Tenax carbon fiber for a variety of aircraft families. In May 2014, Tenax TPCL was registered in Airbus's qualified products list for the world's first use of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) in primary structure parts for Airbus's aircraft. Tenax TPCL, which utilizes carbon fiber composites made with high impact, heat and chemical resistant PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic resin, are supplied by Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH in Germany.

Teijin is increasingly emphasizing strong, lightweight, high-performance materials that offer environmentally sensitive solutions for improved fuel efficiency. Teijin is focusing its carbon fiber business on the aircraft field, where it is rapidly developing midstream and downstream applications. Going forward, Teijin intends to further strengthen its carbon fiber and its intermediate material business as a leading solution provider for aircraft applications.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. 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 over 170 companies and around 20,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY888.6 billion (USD 8.1 billion) and total assets of JPY 1020.7 billion (USD 9.3 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.

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