Toho Tenax Co has decided to add a new carbon fibre production line at Toho Tenax Europe (located at Wuppertal, Germany, with a target operation start-up date of August 2009.
Demand for this product is expected to grow at a rate of about 15% between 2005 and 2010 as applications for civil aircraft and industries increase. Demand in 2010 is anticipated to exceed 40,000 tons.
With this announced increase in production capacity, plus capacity from lines that are currently under construction, the Teijin Group’s carbon fibre production capacity is scheduled to reach 13,500 tons per year.
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