Composite Material-Related Technical Departments
Our Composite Material-Related Technical Departments deploy products globally, focusing primarily on aerospace, general industrial, and sports applications. Due to the light weight of its materials, they are positioned as key materials for the Sustainability Innovation Business, and are expected to continue showing high growth in the future. In preparation for this, we have introduced an integrated technology development system–covering everything from upstream technologies (such as carbon fibers and resins) to downstream technologies relating to intermediate materials and composites (carbon fiber reinforced plastics) design and molding processing and we are developing new products, cultivating new applications, and engaging in technical marketing from a global perspective.
Torayca Technical Dept.
Carbon fiber TORAYCA™ has 10 times the strength of steel, and half the weight of aluminum, and is widely used in aerospace, general industry, and sports applications. This department develops new products and cultivates new applications using the advanced materials and technological innovation offered by TORAYCA™.
Prepreg Technical Dept.
This department develops new products and cultivates new applications for prepreg impregnated with matrix resin, using TORAYCA™ as the reinforcement fiber. High performance prepreg, which simultaneously achieves both compression strength after impact and compression strength under hot/wet conditions, is used in primary structures of aircraft applications, and the amounts used are increasing dramatically.
First Advanced Composites Technical Dept.
This department promotes the development of new products and innovative production processes based on carbon fibers and resins to meet customer needs. This is achieved by developing designs and technologies for improving the quality and performance of electrode base material for fuel cells.
Second Advanced Composites Technical Dept.
This department promotes the development of products in the field such as IT-related, medical device, automotive, and aircraft based on upstream and midstream technologies for carbon fibers, resins, and carbon fiber intermediate materials. This is achieved by developing composite design, molding, and processing technologies that exploit the light weight and other key characteristics of composites.
ACM Technology Dept.
This department serves as an interface between customers and in-house technology-related jobsites. It conducts technical marketing, and project managements for the development of new products and applications from a global perspective for aviation, industrial, and sports applications.
Carbon fiber TORAYCA™, intermediate materials and composite products.
A mock-up aircraft which utilizes CFRP from Toray Advanced Materials Exhibition 2016.