Toray Composite Materials America Inc.

Manufacturer of high-performance, PAN-based carbon fiber and prepreg for aerospace, industrial and recreational applications. Products include fibers from standard through ultra-high modulus, in tow sizes from 1K to 24K.

19002 50th Ave. E
Tacoma, WA 98446 US

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Paris Air Show 2019 Spirit AeroSystems fuselage panel

Spirit AeroSystems debuts next-generation composite fuselage panel
The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.

Spirit AeroSystems qualifies Toray T1100 prepreg for AFP/ATL

Spirit AeroSystems invests in qualification program with Toray prepreg
The world’s largest aerospace tier supplier seizes the opportunity to develop its own allowables for a carbon fiber prepreg, setting an important precedent.

Boeing 777X

Web Industries' Seattle facility to speed delivery to Boeing, Toray
The new production facility will produce precision-formatted composites for OEMs in the Pacific Northwest, including the Boeing 777X assembly plant.

Carving a niche via the new, the different and the difficult
Van Horn Aviation seized a real opportunity in helicopter blades, with little composites acumen but big desire. The rest is history worth reading.

TenCate thermoplastic composite spar, JEC World 2018.

Toray acquires TenCate Advanced Composites
Toray, the world’s largest carbon fiber manufacturer, will pay €930 million for TenCate Advanced Composites to shore up its thermoplastic composites capabilities.

Improving composites processing with automated inspection
Automated, in-situ inspection bypasses the bottleneck of manual inspection.  

Toray to consolidate North American composites businesses
The company's operations in Tacoma, WA, and Decatur, AL, have been consolidated into one entity: Toray Composite Materials America Inc.

Carbon composite driveshaft: Tailorable performance
This racing and aftermarket specialist designs and produces custom driveshafts for multiple markets.

Nanocomp Technologies Inc., Merrimack, NH, US
Its millimeter-length macro CNTs are finally realizing their commercial composites potential, with spacecraft applications leading the way.

New aerocomposites niche: Helicopter transmission gears?
A NASA study shows that steel/composite hybrid gears save significant weight, and could mitigate vibration-related noise.

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2015)
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.

Toyota fuel cell vehicle to use Toray carbon fiber
Carbon fiber thermoplastic composites will be used in the vehicle floor, and carbon fiber thermoset composites will be used in the high-pressure hydrogen tank of the forthcoming Toyota Mirai.

Toray, Hexcel announce European carbon fiber production expansions
The worldwide demand for PAN-based carbon fibers expanded in 2013, exceeding 40,000 metric tonnes (88.184 million lb), and is expected to continue to grow at a rate in excess of 15 percent per year.

Destroyer deckhouse roof meets U.S. Navy fire code with phenolic composite
An all-composite deckhouse superstructure, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries (Gulfport, Miss.) cuts topside weight and enables stealth capability by reducing the radar signature of the U.S. Navy’s new, nearly $4 billion (USD) Zumwalt-class destroyer.

Composites carry the Curiosity rover to a safe Mars landing
From launch to touchdown, composites performed in flight and stuck the landing!

Toray plans U.S. expansion for Americas: Carbon precursor/fiber/prepreg lines?
Toray expands in South Carolina and Washington State.

High-tensile strength, high-modulus carbon fiber
Toray Industries Inc. reports that it has developed a high-tensile strength and high-modulus carbon fiber called TORAYCA T1100G and high-­performance prepreg (resin­-impregnated carbon fiber sheets) using TORAYCA T1100G.

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.

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2014)
A growing application for composites in this arena is the water-treatment infrastructure of seawater desalination plants, as the world faces the problem of dwindling supplies of fresh, drinkable water.

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 buys stake in automotive molder Plasan Carbon Composites
Toray says the investment is a bid to strategically expand its carbon fiber composite material business globally in the automotive field.

Product Categories of Toray Composite Materials America Inc.

Materials
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based