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Teijin to partner with Fuji Design in carbon fiber recycling

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Teijin Limited has agreed to form a business alliance with Fuji Design Co., a Japanese manufacturer of recycled carbon fibers to establish a business structure for the production, supply and commercialization of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) products made from recycled carbon fibers using a low environmental impact process.

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Teijin unveils advanced spread-tow carbon fiber woven fabric

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Teijin Limited launched a lightweight, strong and cost-effective carbon fiber woven fabric developed with the company’s proprietary tow-spreading technology. Carbon fiber “tow” is the thread used to weave carbon fiber fabrics; two-spreading spreads the fiber into a thinner, flatter reinforcement.

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Continental Structural Plastics perfects carbon fiber RTM process, launches production programs

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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has fine-tuned its carbon fiber RTM (resin transfer molding) (CF-RTM) process to the point that a premium automaker will be using the technology for closures on future vehicle platforms. We have been targeting a 3-minute cycle time using 100 percent recycled carbon fiber.

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New IACMI collaboration to develop advanced carbon fiber for hydrogen, natural gas storage tanks; $2.7M DOE award

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million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and validate technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber by 25% to make composite natural gas or hydrogen fuel tanks to power cars and trucks. The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) will receive $2.7

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NREL plant-based epoxy enables recyclable carbon fiber; more cost-effective, lower GHG footprint

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have shown that making carbon fiber composites with bio-based epoxies and an anhydride hardener makes the material fully recyclable by introducing linkages that are more easily degraded. Synthesizing carbon fiber involves temperatures of more than 1,000 °C.

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Study links carbon fiber microstructure to Li insertion mechanism in structural batteries

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Carbon fibers have already beeen demonstrated as high-capacity Li-ion battery anodes, opening the way for their use as structural electrodes—i.e., The researchers studied the microstructure of different types of commercially available carbon fibers. —Fredi et al.

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First prototype carbon fiber chassis delivered from new £50M McLaren Automotive innovation and manufacturing center

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The first prototype carbon fiber MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s cars, has been shipped from the company’s new £50-million (US$66-million) innovation and production center in Yorkshire to the McLaren Production center (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. All McLaren’s sportscars and supercars will be hybrid by 2024.