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15th August 2019, Wyandotte, MI/Organ Hill, CA

Toray and BASF supply agreement for CFRT

Toray will produce CFRT tapes using Ultramid engineering thermoplastics by BASF. © Toray/BASF

Toray will produce CFRT tapes using Ultramid engineering thermoplastics by BASF. © Toray/BASF

Toray Advanced Composites and BASF have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.

Toray Advanced Composites will produce high-quality and affordable CFRT tapes using Ultramid engineering thermoplastics developed and produced by BASF. The fibre manufacturer will reinforce BASF’s Ultramid PA6 (polyamide) resins with either glass or carbon fibre.

“BASF has been a valued partner for Toray Advanced Composites for many years,” said Keisuke Ishii, Chief Executive Officer of Toray Advanced Composites. “This new supply agreement strengthens our ability to make the highest quality tapes, affordably, for our customers.”

The supply agreement enhances manufacturing capacity providing wider commercial availability of CFRT materials, which will enable the adoption of advanced materials for lightweight, structural components in a wide range of industrial markets. With these CFRT materials, automotive manufacturers can design and rapidly produce optimised components at a lower cost, while using the latest fabrication methods such as automated stamp forming and overmoulding.

Toray Advanced Composites’ CFRT materials are compatible with a wide range of BASF’s Ultramid compounds, enabling more efficient, multifunctional parts to be produced in fewer steps and with less labour compared to more traditional methods. BASF’s Ultramid products include unique and innovative materials for optimal structural application development.

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