Toray Industries, Inc. announced that five of its subsidiaries would take part in the 14th European Trade Fair & Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications (Composite Europe 2019) at Messe Stuttgart in Germany from September 10th to 12th.
The Toray Group booth location will be 7C35. Carbon fiber and composite materials subsidiaries Toray Carbon Fibers Europe, Zoltek, Composite Materials (Italy), Delta-Preg and Toray Advanced Composites will for the first time collectively showcase integrated solutions from diverse product lineups leveraging the group’s comprehensive materials and process technology capabilities.
Over the years, Toray has amassed a strong reputation for consistently excellent quality and reliability. In recent years, it has devoted considerable efforts to developing carbon fibers with ultrahigh tensile strengths and elastic modulus performance, overcoming an ostensible trade-off between those two attributes.
One such offering is Torayca T1100, which has remained the world’s strongest carbon fiber since its launch in 2014. An ever-growing range of applications for this product includes high-end sports equipment, race cars and aerospace structural materials. In November 2018, Toray expanded its lineup with the Torayca MX series of prepregs including Torayca M40X, which delivers 30% higher tensile strength. The company plans to continue bolstering its lineup in this series to match emerging market needs.
Toray positions carbon fiber composites as a strategic growth business under its medium-term management program (Project AP-G 2019). The company is investing heavily and undertaking technical R&D to expand this business. Toray will strengthen group-wide collaboration to swiftly capitalize on market opportunities, helping to lighten parts and components in aircraft, automobiles and other areas, resulting in energy savings. It will also transform societies by harnessing the power of materials to contribute to such fossil fuel alternative energy fields as natural gas and hydrogen gas tanks and such renewable energy areas as wind turbine blades.