Toray Industries Inc.

Manufacturer of carbon fiber.

1-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi
2-chome, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, 103-8666 JP

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Toray resin compound base to locate at Zoltek Hungary
Zoltek Companies, Inc. (St. Louis, MO, US), a producer of low cost industrial grade carbon fiber, will house the newest Toray operation, a PPS resin compound production facility, on the Zoltek property in Nyergesújfalu, Hungary. 

Class A composites: A history
Composites have made a lingering and increasingly positive impression in the for exterior automotive body panels.

Size-unlimited OOA composite process enables next-gen launch system
United Launch Alliance selects Ruag Space for lower cost/improved quality out-of-autoclave manufacture of Vulcan’s composite primary structures.

Google Lunar XPRIZE contender signs Toray Industries as a supporting company
Toray will provide carbon composite material and the design and manufacture of carbon fiber composite bodies, autoclave-molded, for Hakuto’s Dual Rover system: a 2-wheeled Tetris and 4-wheeled Moonraker.

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.

The composites super cycle — are we still living the dream?
Predicted before the 2008 recessionary crash, the super cycle’s foundations were to be built on an increasing use of composites in aircraft. How did it play out?

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2017)
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

Solar Impulse 2: Pulse on the future
Not yet through their ‘round the world flight, this superlight solar plane’s airframe-proven materials are already destined for higher callings.

Oil & gas: Will the composite riser rise again?
A new effort to develop a undersea pipe resets the long-term development course, again, toward an all-composite design for deepwater-capable oil and gas risers.

Toray, Toyota Tsusho launch composites recycling effort
The companies will build a pilot plant in Japan for the development of a thermal decomposition process, and also work on applications for recycled material.

Plant tour: Spirit AeroSystems: Prestwick, Scotland, UK
Global aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems ventures into out-of-autoclave (OAA) composites manufacturing via vacuum infusion.

Volvo 65: Identical and optimal composite spars and rigging
“One design” concept takes the boat out of the yacht-racing equation, pitting teams against the wind, sea … and each other.

Slideshow of SPE ACCE 2015
A look at the 15th edition of SPE’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).

Aeroengine Composites, Part 2: CFRPs expand
Proven in fan blade/case applications, carbon fiber-reinforced polymers migrate to previously unanticipated destinations nearer the engine “hot zone.”

Automated preform process boosts properties while cutting cycle time
Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) achieves optimized fiber orientation for up to 150% increase in stiffness and reduced cycle time, weight and material waste.

Composite air brakes: Stopping the world’s fastest car
CFRP sandwich structures a key element of deceleration in the Bloodhound SSC rocket-powered racer’s two-run attempt at resetting the land speed record.

Thermoplastic composites “clip” time, labor on small but crucial parts
Preconsolidated carbon fiber/PPS and PEEK and automated thermoforming enable six-figure production of connectors for the Airbus A350 XWB.

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Slideshow: Scenes from JEC Europe 2015
The entire composites value chain recently embarked onto the City of Light for JEC Europe 2015 (March 10-12). The largest trade show for the industry continues to grow in size, with exhibitors and visitors up by a reported 13%, according to the show organizer, JEC Group. As expected, there was plenty of new technology, applications and innovation proudly displayed at the show. Click through the slideshow to see some of the highlights CW found when walking the show floor.

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.

Product Categories of Toray Industries Inc.

Materials
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based