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3/5/2014

Carbon fiber sized for thermoplastics

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Toho Tenax will launch Tenax carbon fiber filament yarn with a new tailored sizing for thermoplastic and high-temperature applications.

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Toho Tenax (Rockwood, Tenn. and Wuppertal, Germany), the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, will launch Tenax carbon fiber filament yarn with a new tailored sizing for thermoplastic and high-temperature applications. Tenax-E HTS45 P12 12K 800tex and Tenax-E IMS65 P12 24K 830tex are compatible with high-temperature thermoplastics (PEEK, PPS, PEI) as well as with lower temperature matrices like polyamide-based systems (PPA, PA12, PA6). The P12 sizing also allows low-viscosity and in-situ-reacting thermoplastics to be combined with Tenax carbon fiber. Both fibers can be processed into a variety of textiles like woven fabrics, multiaxial fabrics, commingled yarn and 3-D fabrics. Furthermore, they can be used for pultrusion and prepregging processes.

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