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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Into the Hyperloop
The role of composites in the fifth mode of transport.

Carbon Fiber conference 2019

Carbon Fiber 2019 registration now open
The Carbon Fiber conference will take place Nov. 19-21, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Toray Composites Materials America
Toray Composite Materials America Inc. (Tacoma, Wash., U.S.) is featuring its latest innovations in carbon fiber and composite materials.

2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights
The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.

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.  

QA1 Filament Wound Composite Driveshaft Illustration

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

Nanocomp Technologies Inc.

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.

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!

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.

JEC 2013 at first blush
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan risks some immediate reactions to his week in Paris at the JEC Europe 2013 composites trade show.

Space mission maximized via minimized survivability
CFRP design and manufacturing flexibility prove key in first spacecraft fuel tank designed to disintegrate upon reentry for improved mission efficiency and debris mitigation.

Next-generation pressure vessels
The first commercial tank in the elusive Type V category and a larger but lighter Type IV CNG tank presage new growth of filament winding in the storage of compressed gasses.

Product Categories of Toray Composite Materials America Inc.

Materials
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based