Toray Commissions TORAYCA™T1100 Production Expansion In Alabama

Tacoma, Washington-based Toray Composite Materials America Inc. recently celebrated the
$15 million expansion of its TORAYCA™ T1100 carbon fiber production line at its Decatur, Ala., facility. The upgrade doubles production capacity for the fiber, which will support the increase in demand for defense applications.

“Toray provides high performance carbon fibers which are critical to our defense industrial base and national security,” said Congressman Dale Strong of the Fifth Congressional District of Alabama, who delivered opening remarks during a recent ceremony. “I want to thank them for their investment in Alabama and wish them continued success.”

“Our team in Decatur worked tirelessly to advance the commissioning of our upgraded carbon fiber production line to support the strong demand from the defense industry,”said Dennis Frett, president, Toray Composite Materials America.“As the [Department of Defense] prioritizes developing a resilient supply chain as part of the NDIS, Toray’s focus is to ensure that we are doing our part to produce and increase material availability for various defense programs.”

January/February 2024