Panex 35 products -
Our commercial grade 50K PANEX® 35 carbon fibers are the lowest-cost carbon fiber on the market. We manufacture from an abundant textile-based precursor material that matches and outperforms "aerospace-grade" carbon fibers in tensile strength and modulus. In addition, our proprietary carbon fiber lines enable us to expand capacity at a fraction of the cost and time that is required by our competitors. This is vital to support large-volume applications that require significant amounts of carbon fiber in a short period of time.
Panex 30 products -
PANEX® 30 products are PAN based materials that are >99% carbonized. These high-purity products are derived from Zoltek's high temperature batch carbonization process. They are most often used in extreme applications that demand resistance to harsh temperature and chemical environments. All PANEX® 30 materials are thermally stable and chemically pure.
Pyron products -
PYRON® is our oxidized PAN fiber that is inherently flame resistant, which makes it an effective heat-blocking and fire barrier material. PYRON® fibers do not burn, melt, or drip. Instead, they char and self-extinguish. The largest application for PYRON® is the aircraft brake market, where it holds the dominant position in the marketplace. We have produced our oxidized PYRON® technical fibers for over 20 years, allowing us fine-tune our process and become the largest oxidized PAN fiber producer in the world.
2014 JEC Europe Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.
Entec Composite Machines is seeking a sales representative to be based in Salt Lake City, Utah, or in St. Louis, Mo.
Composites the clear choice in telecom tower rehabs
Tower permit difficulties spur repairs/upgrades of aging steel structures.
Why are suppliers morphing into fabricators?
CT managing editor Mike Musselman asks the question and examines the forces at work to make it a compelling trend. Part I of II.
Toray completes purchase of Zoltek
Zoltek shares have been delisted from NASDAQ but the name will remain, says Toray.
Designing pressure vessels for seawater desalination plants
Safe high-pressure service challenges manufacturers of composite pressure vessels.
Toray acquisition of Zoltek delayed three months
The St. Louis Business Journal says Toray's purchase of Zoltek has been pushed from Jan. 31 to April 30 to allow time for investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Supply and demand: Advanced fibers
Manufacturers of carbon and other advanced fibers respond to sustained composites industry growth with new fiber production capacity.
The markets: Automotive (2014)
A revitalized auto industry emerged from the Great Recession in 2012 leaner and, in terms of health-related concerns, cleaner, too, but faced a one-two punch in terms of fuel economy and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission standards that put intense focus on vehicle lightweighting.
IBEX 2013 Show Review
Evidence of a marine industry rebound and a trend toward supplier M&A as the world’s largest boatbuilding trade show looks ahead to smoother sailing … and Tampa.
Zoltek demonstrates Surface RTM for automotive body panels
Zoltek, working with partners KraussMaffei, Henkel, Chomarat and Ruhl has developed a high-speed process for the resin transfer molding (RTM) of carbon fiber/polyurethane auto body panels with Class A surfaces.
Toray + Zoltek = potential game changer?
Consultant Dale Brosius, also president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), sees the Toray buyout of Zoltek as a potential auto-industry game changer.
Toray makes waves with Zoltek purchase
Toray was already the largest carbon fiber maker in the world, and with Zoltek it not only gets bigger, but expands into new markets.
Toray to buy ZoltekToray Industries to buy Zoltek Inc.
Toray Industries will purchase Zoltek Corp. for $584 million, to increase its global carbon fiber market share.
Biz Briefs: HPC September 2013
Zoltek wins Frost & Sullivan award.
HPC's 20th Anniversary: Thanks to HPC’s charter advertisers
Every trade publication lives and dies by its advertisers, and those who had the gumption to ante up for HPC’s premier issue are listed here and those who are still with us (see page numbers below) are gratefully recognized with the HPC 20th Anniversary Medallion.
Zoltek receives Frost & Sullivan innovation award
Zoltek Panex 35 carbon fiber receives Frost & Sullivan's 2013 North American New Product Innovation Award.
JEC Europe 2013 review
Snow in Paris slowed traffic to the show floor but did nothing to cool the enthusiasm of composites innovators in a broad range of markets.
Magna and Zoltek jointly introduce low-cost carbon fiber SMC
Zoltek (St. Louis, Mo.) and Paris, France-based Magna International's Magna Exteriors and Interiors operating unit developed the new SMC in part for a recently won semistructural composite component contract.
Market Outlook: Surplus in carbon fiber's future?
Participants at CW’s Carbon Fiber 2012 Conference see one coming as early as 2016.