Toray Industries, Inc. of Japan is
the recognized worldwide leader in the carbon fiber industry, having
pioneered development of PAN-based carbon fibers over 30 years ago. The
Toray Group, including its US-based subsidiary, Toray Carbon Fibers
America, Inc., is the world's largest producer of PAN (polyacrylonitrile)-based
carbon fibers, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United
States, Europe and Japan and a current installed capacity of 7300 tons per
Toray's TORAYCA® brand
carbon fibers are globally recognized for their outstanding
performance, quality and processing consistency, making them the preferred
choice of designers, engineers and fabricators worldwide.
Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc. began producing
TORAYCA carbon fibers in Decatur, Alabama in 1999, at a site established
expressly for that purpose. The Decatur facility houses the world's largest
single carbon fiber production line, with a nominal capacity of 4 million
pounds per year (1,800 tons per year), which will be expanded to 8 million pounds per
year (3,600 tons per year), by early 2006.
Toray has announced additional expansions at the
facilities in Japan,
Fibers America and Toray Carbon Fibers Europe. After
completion of these three additional lines in 2008 and 2009, the Toray
Group's global PAN-based carbon fiber production capacity will reach 18,900
tons per year.
While originating as primarily an aerospace
material, cost-effective TORAYCA® carbon fibers are used today
in a wide variety of industrial and recreational applications
Toray is ready to help you realize your vision.
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do not hesitate to contact us with
any additional questions you may have.