Toho Tenax America Inc.

Sale and manufacture of Tenax(TM) of PAN-based carbon fibers including standard-, intermediate- and high-modulus fibers; chopped and milled fibers and Pyromex oxidized PAN fibers (OPF). Fibers are manufactured in Japan, Germany and the US. Also Tenax Thermoplastic prepreg and laminates.

121 Cardiff Valley Rd.
Rockwood, TN 37854-4134 US

Additional Locations:

Huntersville, NC US
(888) 331-3663

2-1 Kasumigaseki 3-chome
Tokyo, T-100-8585 JP
+81 (3) 3506-6683

Kasinostrasse 19
Wuppertal, DE
+49 202 3223 38

801-F Blacklawn Road
Conyers, GA 30012-5187 US
(770) 761-6110

Toho Tenax Co. Ltd.


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Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1
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Teijin to build new carbon fiber plant in South Carolina
Teijin Ltd. will build the facility in Greenville, SC, US, and expand its PAN precursor capacity in Japan. Further, the Toho Tenax unit is being folded into Teijin with the creation of Teijin Carbon Fibers.

Toyota fuel cell bus featuring carbon fiber roof.

Toyota fuel cell bus features carbon fiber composite roof
Toho Tenax carbon fiber and aluminum are combined in fabrication of roof for Toyota hydrogen-powered bus. 

Composite chef’s knife a chef d’oeuvre
A while back I blogged about a luxurious version of a champagne flute, via carbon fiber and gold. The designer, Ragnar Friberg, is at it again, this time with a composite take on the chef’s knife.

Kogakuin University Solar Team Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Teijin

Teijin materials support solar car racer
Teijin's Toho Tenax unit provided several materials, including carbon fiber, for Kogakuin University Solar Team's racer, which will compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

Unweighting a crane to increase payload limit
Rethinking a crane stinger with carbon fiber for a more “uplifting experience.”

People on the move: March 2017
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

A tsunami of growth: An inside look at the CSP/Teijin merger
I had the opportunity to meet and interview the top executives of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP, Auburn Hills, MI, US) and Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) last week. The occasion was an open house and celebration of the acquisition of CSP by Teijin.

Teijin completes acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teijin, CSP will remain an autonomous operation.

Teijin acquires CSP: A safer growth choice?
Teijin’s presence in Auburn Hills is clearly another step into vertical integration of the supply chain.

Teijin + Continental Structural Plastics: Going forward
With Teijin set to take the reins of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), both companies start thinking about how the future will look for this new autocomposites Tier 1.

Teijin Ltd. to acquire Continental Structural Plastics
Teijin, as part of its efforts to become a Tier 1 automotive composites supplier, pays US$825 million for automotive composites specialist Continental Structural Plastics.

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.

Teijin goes public with long-awaited Sereebo molding process
Teijin (Tokyo, Japan) revealed in Paris for the first time many details about its Sereebo high-volume composites manufacturing process.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

The matrix (2017)
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here's a guide to selection.

Fabrication methods (2017)
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.

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

Teijin sheds more light on Sereebo manufacturing process
Combining a chopped carbon fiber mat with nylon 6 resin, the process will be used to fabricate primary automotive structures in a forthcoming production vehicle.

Product Categories of Toho Tenax America Inc.

  • Fibers, metallized
  • Fibers, organic
    • Aramid
    • Carbon, PAN-based
    • Ultrahigh-molecular-weight (UHMW) polyethylene
    • Other organic fibers
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, Chopped strand
      • Aramid, Milled fibers
      • Aramid, Other
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Chopped strand
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Milled fibers
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Chopped strand
      • Carbon, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Carbon, Mat, chopped strand
      • Carbon, Milled fibers
      • Carbon, Roving, gun
      • Carbon, Roving, multi-end
      • Carbon, Roving, single-end direct
      • Carbon, Yarns
      • Carbon, Other
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Multiaxial
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • Fabric
    • RTP sheet, continuously reinforced
    • Tape
    • Tow or roving
    • Other thermoplastic prepregs
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, Other tape
      • Epoxy, Fabric
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
    • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Fabric