Italian aerospace company Avio SpA and Toray Industries have signed a long-term supply agreement to supply Torayca carbon fibers to Avio for rocket motor case applications.

Plans are for the agreement to run until 2027 (including extension).

Avio’s main business in launcher system development and production and supplying rocket motors and boosters for the VEGA and Ariane 6 rockets. Toray has been supplying higher strength carbon fibers to Avio for several years via Toray's French subsidiary (Toray Carbon Fibers Europe S.A.). With this agreement, Toray says that it  aims to expand its carbon fiber supply to rocket motor case developed by Avio for future programs including Vega-C and Ariane 6 and reinforce its commitment as main advanced materials supplier for aerospace applications and business.

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