Teijin Marks a Century of Innovation at JEC World 2018
27 February 2018
Celebrating a century of innovative development since its founding in 1918, Teijin will present several of its composite and material solutions.
Tenax Part via Preform (PvP) enables serial production of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) automotive parts. Tenax carbon fibre is sprayed, consolidated and trimmed automatically into near net-shape preforms, helping to reduce carbon fibre waste and minimise intermediate processing. The injection uses a high-pressure resin transfer moulding (HP-RTM) technology including an in-mould coating step providing easy surface painting. An automotive part produced in small series will be exhibited.
Sereebo is a mass-production technology for carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) and improves production efficiency by significantly reducing moulding time to less than 1 minute. Useful solutions are possible for high-volume mass production of automotive parts such as front bulkhead, crash can, and more.
TCA Ultra Lite is a 1.2 specific gravity sheet moulding compound. It offers a premium Class A finish with paint and gloss qualities comparable to metals, including aluminium. The material is able to withstand the E-coat process, passes all OEM paint tests and is currently in production on 21 body panel assemblies of the 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette.
Tenax carbon fibres significantly enhance properties in thermoset and thermoplastic composites. Tenax thermoplastics provide high mechanical performance, chemical resistance and recyclability. Combined with rapid production processes, they allow short processing time and low scrap rates. Tenax dry reinforcements are specifically designed textiles for infusion technology such as woven and non-crimp fabrics that provide excellent potential for high production rates, integral structures, complex shapes and flexibility of parts design. They fulfil the highest standards in performance for the aerospace industry.
Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibres offer attractive energy-saving and eco-minded solutions such as air freight containers made from Twaron which lightweight and also flame- and heat resistant.
Endumax ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) provides superior strength, dimensional stability, light weight and durability as demanded in ballistic protection. Endumax allows the production of extremely large plates suitable for armouring even large vehicles.
Visit Teijin in Hall 6, Stand G28 at JEC World 2018.
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