Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / New carbon fiber fabrics reduce weight of composite products
New carbon fiber fabrics reduce weight of composite products
03
Mar '10
Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the core company of Teijin's carbon fibers business, will begin selling this March a carbon fiber fabric that is less than half the weight of conventional lightest carbon fiber fabrics. The new fabric, which has been developed with Sakai Ovex Co., Ltd. and is used for forming prepregs, will help further reduce the weight of composite products, making it ideal for high-strength, low-weight applications where design and style count, ranging from golf club and tennis racket shafts to personal computer casings.

Toho Tenax targets annual sales of more than 300,000 m2 at a value of more than 1.8 billion by its fiscal year ending in March 2013, aiming to expand the carbon fibers business for prepreg use.

The fabric is made with Toho Tenax's new carbon fiber yarn designed for making ultra-thin fabrics. Using Sakai Ovex's yarn-spreading technology, development of a thin fabric measuring just 0.06 mm in thickness has been achieved. The new fabric weighs only 60g/m2, or about half the weight of the lightest carbon fiber fabrics currently available.

A fabric prepreg is typically used on top of a prepreg layer for a composite product in order to maintain performance and prevent cracking during drilling and other machining. Reducing the weight and thickness of such fabrics helps to lower the composite product's weight as well as allows the original prepreg layer to be thicker and thereby enhance the entire rigidity without increasing the total thickness of the product. Moreover, thinly spread yarns generate less waviness in the fabric, which improves translation of fiber strength into the composite product.

Teijin Limited

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Textile industry demands relaxation of laws from Budget

The upcoming Union Budget 2017-18 should focus on relaxing certain...

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

US sets ball rolling for withdrawal from TPP

President Donald Trump has set the ball rolling for withdrawal of the ...

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Indian cotton consumption estimated at 290 lakh bales: CAI

The domestic consumption of cotton during the crop season 2016-17...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search