Japanese Firm Develops Cfrp-based Suspension Spring

Japanese Firm Develops CFRP-based Suspension Spring

NHK Spring Co Ltd developed a suspension spring using CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for passenger cars.

Compared with suspension springs made by using commonly-used spring steels, the weight of the CFRP-based spring is about 70% lighter. The company plans to sell it to automakers, aiming to start volume production of the spring in 2020.

Toray Improves Surface Smoothness Of Thermosetting Cfrp

Toray Improves Surface Smoothness of Thermosetting CFRPToray Industries Inc developed a technology to improve the surface smoothness of thermosetting CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic).
The company applied a CFRP-based roof made by using the technology to the "Teewave AC1" concept car, which was exhibited at Toray Advanced Materials Symposium 2016, a private show that took place from Oct 6, 2016, in Tokyo.

Toray Applies Cfrp To Front Grille Of Concept Car

Toray Applies CFRP to Front Grille of Concept CarToray Industries Inc showed new applications of plastics including CFRP (carbon finer reinforced plastic) by using a concept car.
The concept car, "Teewave AC1," was exhibited at Toray Advanced Materials Symposium 2016, a private show that took place Oct 6, 2016, in Tokyo. It was made under the theme, "Cars Will Evolve With Power of Materials."

Teijin To Soon Apply Its Thermoplastic Cfrp To Gm's Vehicles

Teijin to Soon Apply Its Thermoplastic CFRP to GM's VehiclesTeijin Ltd had a press conference on its carbon fiber/composite material business Nov 6, 2014, in Tokyo.
At the conference, Takashi Yoshino, general manager of Teijin's Carbon Fibers & Composites Business Unit and representative director and president of Toho Tenax Co Ltd, announced that the joint development project of Teijin and General Motors (GM) Co, which is aimed at developing thermoplastic CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic)-based parts for GM's vehicles to be mass-produced, is in the final phase for volume production.