Toray Industries Inc.
Tokyo , 103-8666 JP
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Boeing conducts inspections of 787 composite inner fuselage skin
Boeing reports that it is checking the flatness of inner fuselage skins on all undelivered 787s to verify structural integrity.
AFP tow steering comes of age, Part 1: Current state
It used to be enough that AFP systems could precisely and quickly place and cut multiple tows to build complex aerostructures. Now, fabricators need those tows steered, and the tighter the radius, the better.
Next-generation composites materials and processes explored
A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry.
Toray International UK, Astar sign agreement for CMSC supply in U.K.
The addition of carbon fiber sheet molding compound supply to the U.K. composite market will add further value to Toray customers.
Carbon fiber in pressure vessels for hydrogen
The emerging H2 economy drives tank development for aircraft, ships and gas transport.
Toray annual report anticipates subpar earnings until 2022
Although Toray’s carbon fiber and composite materials segment showed growth in fiscal 2019, pandemic-driven headwinds in fiscal 2020 are steering the company toward wind, UAM and energy-related markets.
The Alpha launch vehicle: Designing performance in, cost out
Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha 2.0 launch vehicle, designed to deliver satellites into low Earth orbit, gets a composites makeover in pursuit of larger payload capacity and more cost-effective performance.
Toray finalizes funding for sustainability initiatives
According to Toray Industries, the finance aims to provide ongoing support for corporate activities that contribute to materializing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Australian start-up builds first recycled carbon fiber composite surfboard
Juc Surf uses 100% recycled carbon fiber scrap materials for a more sustainable surfboard that doesn’t sacrifice performance.
Lilium, Toray reach carbon fiber supply agreement
Toray will provide carbon fiber directly to Lilium during development of the Lilium Jet eVTOL craft, and then to suppliers during prototyping and production. Includes video of Lilium Jet test flight.
Boron fiber: The original high-performance fiber
History and future developments for high-performance boron fiber.
Toray introduces high tensile modulus carbon fiber and thermoplastic pellet
With a carbon fiber diameter of 7 microns, the Torayca T series balances cost performance with a high tensile modulus.
Composite output shaft ready for automotive proving ground
Unlike automotive driveshafts, automotive output shafts cannot leverage shaft length as a factor when making the case for composites. Instead, other beneficial features have made a composite output shaft able to compete with metal shafts, especially in electric vehicles.
Transparency Market Research releases Aerospace Composites Market report
Findings predict the global aerospace composites market value and trends between 2016 and 2024.
Toray to provide prepreg carbon fiber for OceanGate submersibles
Materials from Toray Composite Materials America have been selected for composite pressure vessels on deep-sea submersibles.
"Green" carbon fiber: Renewable energy powers fiber production
Zoltek is first in the industry to use “green” electricity to produce a portion of its heavy-tow carbon fiber.
Spherical polyamide particles developed for 3D printing
Specifically designed for additive manufacturing, Toray’s new spherical synthetic particles can be used to produce high-strength, heat-resistant 3D-printed parts.
Porous carbon fiber: Permeable, adsorptive and conductive
New Toray development holds promise for advanced batteries, gas-separation technologies for fuel cells.
Toray uses carbon nanotube composites for ultra-high frequency communication
Toray says that its ultra-high frequency (UHF) printed radio-frequency identifier (RFID) has potential application in retail and logistics operations.
The markets: Aerospace (2020)
Despite the 737 MAX groundings, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing use of composites in commercial aerostructures for several decades.
Composites' role in seawater reverse osmosis desalination
Part two of a two-part series on the role of composites for meeting California’s 21st-century water needs.