Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands are suitable for sports applications.
Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands are suitable for sports applications.

Teijin has launched its new Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series) brands of carbon fiber intermediate materials for sports applications.

According to the company, Tenax PW is an aircraft-quality material made of  high-tensile-modulus resin that can help maximize power and speed due to its improved durability and toughness. The material can also suppres and absorb impact forces to minimize and localize damage after impact. Teijin says that its compressive strength is better than that of the company’s standard carbon fiber prepregs.

Tenax BM is suitable for applications requiring flexibility and resistance to thermal expansion due to its improved rigidity, straightness, operability and stability. The material also offers improved vibration damping (suppression and absorption), achieving four times greater damping than that of Teijin’s standard carbon fiber prepregs, the company said.

This story uses material from Teijin, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.