Teijin Carbon America Inc.
121 Cardiff Valley Rd.
Rockwood , TN 37854 US
As Seen In CompositesWorld
Carbon fiber suppliers gear up for next-gen growth
CompositesWorld’s annual Carbon Fiber conference was held in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S., in late 2019 and included a pre-conference seminar focused on carbon fiber supply and demand.
The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2020)
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured, and so will the market there for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
The markets: Automotive (2020)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.
Leveraging composites for space tourism
Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo will carry its SpaceShipTwo to launch position, then rocket passengers to suborbital space for a heavenly view of Earth.
Carbon fiber pickup box: A GM redux?
Didn’t GM release a truck with a composite pickup box years ago? The Pro-Tec box was molded in the same Huntington factory as the new CarbonPro version. So, what sets the new pickup box apart?
Low-profile, high-performance manufacturer
Advanced Composite Products & Technology Inc. provides innovative and cost-efficient composite solutions to some of the most difficult and demanding real world applications.
IACMI announces collaborative smart composite pressure vessel project
The goal of the collaboration is to develop structurally predictable, low-cost smart composite pressure vessels (SCPVs) with integrated health-monitoring.
Teijin breaks ground for carbon fiber facility in South Carolina
TENAX manufacturing to start second half of 2020, targeting aerospace and automotive industries.
PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and Continuous Compression Molding
Suppliers of thermoplastics and carbon fiber chime in regarding PEEK vs. PEKK, and now PAEK, as well as in-situ consolidation — the supply chain for thermoplastic tape composites continues to evolve.
People on the Move: May 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.
Exel acquires Diversified Structural Composites
With this acquisition Exel Composites expands into the American market – the second largest composites market globally.
Teijin integrates carbon fiber business under one name
The Japanese parent company Toho Tenax Co. Ltd. has been integrated into Teijin Limited.
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.
I want to say two words to you: “Thermoplastic tapes”
Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future.
Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1
After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.
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 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.
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.