Toray Industries Inc.
Tokyo , 103-8666 JP
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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)
With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming 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.
Tech Table: Adhesives
A table of aerospace structural adhesives includes collected from data provided by suppliers.
Toray opens R&D Innovation Center for the Future
The Shiga, Japan facility will spearhead Toray’s global research as its functional materials headquarters.
Toray creates world’s first porous carbon fiber with nano-sized continuous pore structure
Applications include lighter structures for batteries, H2 production and CO2 recycling.
Toray begins thermoplastic resin production in India
Toray’s new India-based facility should reach its full operating capacity of around 5,000 metric tons in the near future.
Toray develops sustainable fibers made of recycled plastic
Made of recycled PET bottles, &+ brand fibers are a result of Toray’s fiber production technology and a proprietary contaminant-filtering system.
Cutting the cost and time of tooling for composites
New 360 material achieves CFRP/Invar tool performance with less investment.