Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.

Carbon fibers, chopped carbon fibers, milled carbon fibers, fabrics, prepregs and CFRP components.

1-1, 1-chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-8253 JP

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Mitsubishi Rayon’s SMC used for rear door frame of Toyota’s new Prius PHV
The new Prius PHV was launched by Toyota Motor Corp. on February 15.

Mitsubishi Rayon Co. acquires Gemini Composites
Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites Inc. acquired all the shares of Gemini currently owned by its founder and made the firm a subsidiary of it effective March 1.

Mitsubishi Rayon buys U.S. carbon fiber plant from SGL Group
This addition will increase MRC’s carbon fiber output production capacity by 1,000 tons.

Mitsubishi Rayon, Fiberline Composites form joint venture
It will focus on manufacturing and distributing carbon fiber composite laminates for wind turbine blades.

Aerospace growth climbs with carbon fiber
The business case for carbon fiber in narrowbodies has become a lot stronger now that these operational benefits are in evidence.

Business briefs: May 2016
ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd. and recycled carbon fiber.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2016)
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2016)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs

CSP, Mitsubishi Rayon establish automotive MOU
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) and Mitsubishi Rayon's memorandum of understanding will focus on a joint venture to produce compression molded automotive parts and structures made from carbon fiber composites.

Lower cost, less waste: Inline prepreg production
New technologies move direct (fabricator-based) prepregging closer to reality.

The markets: Automotive (2016)
The world’s automakers are a mere two model development cycles from US CAFE and EU emissions compliance due dates in the 2020-2025 timeframe. Faced with a one-two punch in fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission standards, lightweighting has become a vehicle design imperative.

Mitsubishi Rayon to build plant in Europe to produce SMC materials
The new SMC production plant is aimed at satisfying the needs for high-end solutions for luxury cars as well as those for solutions for mass-produced cars that are low-cost and also technically easily accessible.

SPE’S ACCE 2015 Preview
Automotive composites remain a hot topic in the Motor City.

Prepreg compression molding makes its commercial debut
Ultra-thin, preformed laminate designs enable CFRP decklid manufacture at lower-than-expected mass and at cycle times approaching mass-production speed.

Yachtbuilding Composites: Rigged for Success
Carbon composite cabling in several forms races ahead of dry fibers and stainless steel in sailboat rigging.

Carbon Fiber 2014 Conference Report
Automation, alternative PAN precursor and carbon composites on commercial aircraft top the bill at December’s event on the US West Coast.

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2015)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs.

Articulated composite booms extend reach of concrete-pumping arms
A 25% weight reduction vs. legacy steel yields economics that justify upfront cost of carbon fiber.

SPE ACCE report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?

Recycled carbon fiber update: Closing the CFRP lifecycle loop
Commercial production of recycled carbon fiber currently outpaces applications for it, but materials characterization and new technology demonstrations promise to close the gap.

Product Categories of Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.

Adhesive bonding
Aerospace, aircraft interior
Autoclave cure
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
Automotive, underhood
Bismaleimide, Fabric
Bismaleimide, Other tape
Carbon
Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Carbon, 5-harness
Carbon, 8-harness
Carbon, Basket-weave
Carbon, Chopped strand
Carbon, Milled fibers
Carbon, Multiaxial
Carbon, Other
Carbon, PAN-based
Carbon, Plain-weave
Carbon, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Carbon, Twill
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
Carbon/carbon composites
Carbon/glass hybrid, Multiaxial
Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
Carbon/glass hybrid, Twill
Chopped fiber
Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
Composite, prepreg
Compression molding
Compression molding
Continuous fiber
Custom compounding and blending
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Epoxy, <12K tow
Epoxy, >12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Roving
Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
Epoxy, Fabric
Epoxy, Film
Epoxy, Hot melt
Epoxy, Other tape
Epoxy, Roving
Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
Filament winding
Hand layup
Injection molding
Injection molding
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Moldmaking and patternmaking
Other thermoplastic prepregs
Precursors, for carbon fiber
Profiles
Pultrusion
Rapid prototyping/manufacturing build materials
Rebar
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Rods
Roll wrapping
Sheet molding (SMC)
Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
Tubes