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6/1/2012

Shock-absorbing automotive sandwich panels

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In a large JEC stand configured as a Zen garden, Ichimura Sangyo Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc., showcased intermediate materials including CF-SA-FP, which stands for Carbon Fiber-Shock Absorbable-Floatable Panel.

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In a large JEC stand configured as a Zen garden, Ichimura Sangyo Co. Ltd. (Kanazawa, Japan), a subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), showcased intermediate materials including CF-SA-FP, which stands for Carbon Fiber-Shock Absorbable-Floatable Panel. The material, a sandwich construction with outer skins of polyarylate cloth, inner skins of woven carbon fiber and a vinyl ester foam core, is designed as an impact-resistant, shock-absorbing panel. Intended for use in applications such as automotive bumpers and hoods, the panels are expected to help automakers conform to EU regulations that require reduced potential for injury to pedestrians who are struck by vehicles. 

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