Toray Grows Carbon Fiber Production

Toray Composite Materials America Inc. (Toray CMA), Tacoma, Wash., is expanding its carbon fiber facility in Spartanburg, S.C. The planned 30,000-square-foot expansion will increase capacity at the plant by 3,000 metric tons by 2025. The investment will increase the supply of industrial strength carbon fiber for pressure vessel applications.

“The market for clean energy solutions is continuing to rapidly develop,”said Tim Kirk, Toray CMA’s vice president of marketing.“As released earlier this year under Toray’s Medium-Term Management Program, Project AP-G 2025, we are committed to accelerating tech-nologies that will greatly reduce our environmental burden. This next expansion enables us to keep-pace with the needs of our customers and maintain our leadership position.”

July/August 2023