Toho Tenax Europe GmbH

The manufacturer of TENAX carbon fibers (filament yarn and short fibers), with production facilities in Germany, Japan and the USA. Also offers carbon fiber-based semi-finished products: TENAX ThermoPlastics, TENAX Part via Preform for various manufacturing processes.

Kasinostr. 19-21
Wuppertal, 42103 DE

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Teijin Limited

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New hybrid prepreg from Toho Tenax.

Toho Tenax launches hybrid prepreg that combines carbon fiber and CNT technology
New high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg incorporates carbon fiber developed for aerospace applications and specialized carbon nanotubes.

Cevotec now offers tapes for AFP/ATL
Cevotec’s cevoTape carbon fiber tape for automated placement processes is now commercially available.

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.

Variable-axial composites open path to lighter composite structures
CFRP recurve bow riser demonstrates design and manufacturing approach with potential to cut weight vs. aluminum by 50-75% while increasing strength and stiffness.

The carbon fiber reclaimed from waste.

Composites recycling: Gaining traction
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.

Toho Tenax produces carbon fiber part for Porsche
This is the first automotive part being produced in serial production with Tenax Part via Preform (PvP) technology.

Carbon concrete researchers awarded President of Germany’s German Future Prize 
The Federal President's Award for Technology and Innovation is one of the most important scientific prizes in Germany.

Toho Tenax to showcase a 1,000-meter bobbin of Tenax TPUD at Composites Europe
Composites Europe is the 11th European Trade Show & and Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications, which starts on Nov. 29, 2016 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center (Messegelände Düsseldorf).

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

Toho Tenax develops production system for carbon fiber composites
The process combines Toho Tenax' Part via Preform technology with high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) to speed manufacture of carbon fiber composites.

VBO prepreg on wing structure
GE Aviation scores first use of OOA wing trailing edge on large commercial aircraft.

Plant tour: Spirit AeroSystems: Prestwick, Scotland, UK
Global aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems ventures into out-of-autoclave (OAA) composites manufacturing via vacuum infusion.

Automated preform process boosts properties while cutting cycle time
Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) achieves optimized fiber orientation for up to 150% increase in stiffness and reduced cycle time, weight and material waste.

Teijin’s carbon fiber technology used in solar car
The vehicle will be entered in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s biggest solar car race.

Thermoplastic composites “clip” time, labor on small but crucial parts
Preconsolidated carbon fiber/PPS and PEEK and automated thermoforming enable six-figure production of connectors for the Airbus A350 XWB.

At JEC Europe 2015: The Teijin Group
Based in Tokyo, Japan, this international group's subsidiaries, representing variously its carbon fiber, aramid fiber, and resins/plastics businesses, gather in Paris to announce several new developments.

Yachtbuilding Composites: Rigged for Success
Carbon composite cabling in several forms races ahead of dry fibers and stainless steel in sailboat rigging.

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.

Product Categories of Toho Tenax Europe GmbH

Materials
  • Fibers, metallized
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Chopped strand
      • Carbon, Milled fibers
      • Carbon, Other
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
  • Preforms, impregnated
    • Carbon