Toho Tenax America, a leading manufacturer of carbon fiber, has joined AltusGroup as an Innovation Partner. As in the case of all AltusGroup Innovation
Toho Tenax America, a leading manufacturer of carbon fiber, has joined AltusGroup as an Innovation Partner. As in the case of all AltusGroup Innovation Partners, Toho Tenax will contribute its technical expertise and marketing strength toward the advancement of CarbonCast technology incorporating C-Grid carbon fiber grid reinforcement.
Toho Tenax is the global producer of the Tenax brand of high-performance carbon fibers, used in structural composites for aircraft, automotive, wind energy, recreation, offshore oil, and civil engineering applications. The company is a member of Teijin Ltd., the world’s largest supplier of advanced fibers, whose products include para-aramid fibers such as Twaron and Technora.
The addition of Toho Tenax to the AltusGroup team helps keep us ahead of technical developments and supply trends in the quickly evolving carbon fiber market, says Harry Gleich, P.E., FACI, FPCI, chairman of AltusGroup’s technical committee and vice president of engineering for Metromont, a founding AltusGroup precaster. As the tensile strength and modulus properties of carbon fiber are essential to C-Grid performance in CarbonCast precast concrete, our members and customers will benefit from Toho Tenax’s expertise and technology.
Adds Rob Klawonn, vice president of sales and business development for Toho Tenax America, Making substantial progress in advancing its supply position in global industrial end-use markets, Toho Tenax has successfully completed the manufacturing ramp-up of its newest carbon-fiber line in Rockwood, Tenn. In 2008, the Toho Tenax group will commission the world’s largest carbon-fiber line in Mishima, Japan, with products aimed at fast-growing industrial markets.