Tokyo, Japan, November 1, 2013-The Teijin Group announced today that Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the core company of the group’s carbon fibers and composites business, and GH Craft Ltd., another Teijin Group member, will participate in SAMPE Japan 2013, an international trade fair showcasing the latest advances in materials and processing engineering. The biannual show will take place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Hall (Tokyo Big Sight) from November 6 to 8.
The Toho Tenax / GH Craft booth (Stand SA04, Hall East 6) will present carbon- fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) solutions that help realize lighter and safer products. Exhibits will feature CFRP products such as bicycle wheels and automotive exterior parts made with ultra-lightweight Tenax® carbon-fiber fabric. Developed by Toho Tenax and Sakai Ovex Co., Ltd., the fabric measures just 0.06 mm in thickness, ideal for molding lightweight composites requiring extra-smooth surfaces.
Other exhibits at the Toho Tenax / GH Craft booth will include molded products such as pressure vessels with CFRP liners, which will be in increasing demand as shale gas development expands, and pultrusion-molded CFRP for electric wire reinforcement.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 17,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY745.7 billion (USD 7.4 billion) and total assets of JPY 762.4 billion (USD7.6 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. Please visit www.teijin.com.