Teijin Limited announced the opening of the Teijin Composites Application Centre in April.
This technical centre which will open on the 1st of April has been created to develop automotive and other industrial applications of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite products, in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Teijin’s carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite business is centred on it’s technology for high volume production of CFRTP components with cycle times of less than a minute, an advance that represents a long stride towards the increasing usage of carbon fibre in the automotive industry as well as other products and industries.
In December last year Teijin signed an agreement with General Motors to co-develop advanced carbon fibre composite technologies for potential high-volume use in GM cars, trucks and crossovers. This co-development will take place at the Composites Application Centre.