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Teijin’s R&D Center for Sereebo technology accredited as testing laboratory

Teijin becomes the first manufacturer of carbon fibre composite materials to obtain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, the company reports.

13th April 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tokyo

Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering

Teijin, a technology-driven group, has announced that its Teijin Composites Innovation Center (TCIC) has obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a testing laboratory, thereby strengthening its role as the research and development base for Sereebo, Teijin’s proprietary technology for mass producing carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP). 

Teijin becomes the first manufacturer of carbon fibre composite materials to obtain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, the company reports. TCIC will now offer its CFRTP technology for production and evaluation on a one-stop basis to promote the accelerating application of Sereebo.

International recognition

Third-party accreditation based on international standards verifies the competency of the TCIC’s testing operations to evaluate the physical properties of its own CFRTP products and to inspect externally manufactured CFRP products as a third-party organization.

Following ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, the TCIC’s evaluation capabilities have been reviewed and approved by the Japan Accreditation Board (JAB), an international certification organization. The TCIC’s evaluation data will now be recognized in a wide number of countries based on an international agreement to which JAB is a signatory.

Popularization of Sereebo

Teijin developed Sereebo in 2011 as the mass-production technology for thermoplastic CFRP with a one-minute takt time. Joint development activities are progressing in collaboration with companies in Japan and other countries.

Nikon Corporation, a Japanese multinational corporation, specializing in optics and imaging products, has been expanding its use of Sereebo since adopting the technology for the production of its D5300, D3300, D750 and D5500 digital SLR cameras in 2013.

Teijin, by combining its carbon fibre, resin and CAE technologies, hopes to become a leading developer of composite products that offer promising opportunities for the application and popularization of Sereebo in various fields, including automobiles.

Teijin Group

Teijin offers advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare.

Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibres such as aramid, carbon fibres and composites, healthcare, films, resin and plastic processing, polyester fibres, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries.

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