Teijin Carbon Europe, the Teijin group’s carbon fibre business in Europe, has increased the production capacity of its German produced chopped carbon fibre type Tenax -E HT C604 6mm by 40 per cent. With Tenax carbon fibres and composites, Teijin offers innovative solutions for aerospace, automotive, industry, energy, electronics, and sporting goods.
The success of the German chopped product C604 is based on its excellent quality, enabling the production of high-grade compounds (plastic granulate reinforced with carbon fibre) with superior mechanical properties and good electrical conductivity. Demand for C604 has increased significantly in recent years. So far, demand of European customers has partly been satisfied by delivering the same product type produced at Teijin’s Mishima plant in Japan. With the increased German capacity, Teijin can now react more flexible to inquiries in the European market, Teijin said in a media statement.
Other product types of Tenax short fibre, chopped, pelletized, or milled, are produced at facilities in Japan and the US. They are supplied in a variety of sizings to be used, besides thermoplastic materials, with thermosets and in water-based processes. Teijin is further strengthening the development of its carbon fibre product portfolio and aims to be a company that supports the society of the future by delivering innovative high-performance materials and solutions with real value.