Zoltek, a Toray company, has announced it is expanding its carbon fiber production capacity at the facility located in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The company’s Mexico carbon fiber production capacity will reportedly increase to 13,000 MT annually, and increase Zoltek’s global production capacity of its PX35 carbon fiber to a total of 28,000 MT.

PX35 50K carbon fiber, produced in Hungary and Mexico, can be used to help manufacture large-scale industrial applications such as wind energy and automotive.

‘As wind turbines continue to increase their efficiencies with longer, lighterweight blades, we continue to see an increase in demand for our carbon fiber,’ said David Purcell, executive vice president of sales for Zoltek. ‘We also see developing applications in automotive and energy storage.’

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