Teijin’s Advanced Materials and Technologies to Support Vehicle for World Solar Challenge

July 03 2017

The Teijin Group has informed that its advanced high-performance materials and technologies will be adopted once again in the latest solar-powered, carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) vehicle developed by Kogakuin University Solar Team for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, which will take place in Australia from October 8 to 15. The materials and technologies have been provided by Teijin Limited, Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., GH Craft Ltd., and Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.

The Teijin Group is supplying the team with a variety of high-performance materials, including the following:
• Ultra-lightweight fabric made with TENAX carbon fiber
• Panlite Polycarbonate (PC) resin
• Technora para-aramid fiber pre-preg
• V-Lap nonwoven polyester fabric
• NANOFRONT ultra-fine polyester fiber
• SOLOTEX polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber

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