Teijin Limited has created a new division, the Automotive Business Development Group, as a new entity directly under the Carbon Fibers & Composites Business Unit.

The aim is to integrate its development and marketing of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for automotive use, strengthening the group’s business in this highly value-added form of CFRP.

The group will be responsible for marketing thermoplastic CFRP formerly handled by the Teijin Composites Innovation Center and thermoset CFRP formerly handled by Toho Tenax , the core company of the group’s carbon fibers and composites business.

Teijin intends to become Japan’s leading provider of CFRP composites for automotive applications.

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