Toho Tenax has introduced two new carbon fibres.
Toho Tenax has introduced two new carbon fibres.

The commercialisation of Tenax® E HTS45 P12 12K 800tex and Tenax® E IMS65 P12 24K 830tex is planned for this year. Toho Tenax adds that both new fibre types will be produced at its German production site in Oberbruch and will be available globally.

According to the company, Tenax® E HTS45 P12 and Tenax® E IMS65 P12 are compatible with high temperature thermoplastics (for example, PEEK, PPS and PEI) as well as for lower temperature matrices such as polyamide based systems (PPA, PA12 and PA6). The P12 sizing also allows low viscosity and in-situ reacting thermoplastics to be combined with Tenax® carbon fibre.

Both fibres are claimed to be processed easily into a variety of textiles such as woven fabrics, multiaxial fabrics, commingled yarn and 3D fabrics. Furthermore, they can be used for pultrusion and prepregging processes.

Toho Tenax says that the new yarn completes its portfolio of short carbon fibre for thermoplastic injection moulding applications.

Based on these new specialised carbon fibres, Toho Tenax is successfully manufacturing thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg tapes. Tenax® TPUD has already been selected for a variety of aerospace developments and industrial programmes.