Toray Composites (America) Inc.

Manufacturer of unidirectional thermoset prepreg tapes, woven fabrics: Services the aircraft structures market with 350°F highly toughened resin systems; 270°F-cure general-aviation AGATE products, with accompanying FAA-approved lamina and laminate databases and M&P specifications; sporting goods and specialty industrial products.

19002 50th Ave. E
Tacoma, WA 98446 US

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Product Categories of Toray Composites (America) Inc.

Materials
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, Other tape
      • Epoxy, Fabric
      • Epoxy, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • 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, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
    • 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, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other broadgoods
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials