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2nd December 2016, Düsseldorf

Is Japan close to the next carbon fibre era?

Professor Takashi Ishikawa, managing director of Japan’s National Composites Centre based at Nagoya University. Japanese companies lead the field in carbon fibre production and what’s currently being developed in a government-funded project involving the country’s three major players – Toray, Teijin and Mitsubishi Rayon, along with the University of Tokyo – promises to resolve the major issue of its current high cost which is prohibiting progress in a number of industries, most notably the mass consumer car market.

Speaking at the 2nd International Composites Congress held in Dusseldorf, Germany, on November 29th, Professor Takashi Ishikawa, managing director of Japan’s National Composites Centre based at Nagoya University, spoke of new carbon fibres that are now nearing commercialisation following the Innovative Carbon Fibre Project over the past few years.

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