Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, has announced that it will develop and market carbon fibre fabrics for India’s composite industry in collaboration with Hindoostan Technical Fabrics Limited, a carbon and aramid textile manufacturer.
Under the new partnership, Toho Tenax will supply its proprietary TENAX carbon fibre to Hindoostan Technical Fabrics for weaving and processing into quality textiles. The two companies will jointly market products to manufacturers of composite materials and reinforced sheets. The focus of the collaboration will be on the Indian composite industry serving various industrial domains including transportation such as automotive, aerospace and railway, wind power, sports and leisure as well as a host of other industrial applications requiring advanced carbon fiber based solutions.
Toho Tenax, which already supplies chopped carbon fibre in India, sees significant potential in the nation’s carbon fibre market, and is preparing to meet the demand from various customers for highly valued intermediate material including prepregs.
India’s composite industry has recorded a growth of about 20% per annum over the last five years. TENAX carbon fibre textile is already used globally in a wide range of composite products, such as automotive parts, wind-turbine generator blades, medical machinery and machine tools.