JEC World 2018 preview: Teijin

The Teijin Group is celebrating a century of materials development since its founding in 1918 and presenting several composite and material solutions.

The Teijin Group (Hall 6, G28) is celebrating a century of materials development since its founding in 1918 and presenting several composite and material solutions. Tenax Part via Preform (PvP) enables serial production of carbon fiber composite automotive parts. In this process, Tenax carbon fiber is sprayed, consolidated and trimmed automatically into near net-shape preforms, helping to reduce carbon fiber waste and minimize intermediate processing. The injection uses a high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) technology, including an in-mold coating that provides easy surface painting. An automotive part produced in small series using PvP will be exhibited.

Sereebo is a mass-production technology for carbon fiber/thermoplastic composites and offers a molding time of less than 1 minute. Sereebo applications for high-volume mass production front bulkheads, crash cans and more.

TCA Ultra Lite is a 1.2 specific gravity sheet molding compound that offers a Class A finish with paint and gloss qualities comparable to metals, including aluminum. The material is able to withstand the E-coat process and passes all OEM paint tests. The material is currently in production on 21 body panel assemblies of the 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette.

Materials on display include Tenax carbon fibers in thermoset and thermoplastic composites, dry reinforcements are specifically textiles for woven and non-crimp fabrics, Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibers, and Endumax ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) lightweight ballistic protection.

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