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Toho Tenax Europe joins project to further Industry 4.0 initiative

Industry News, News | March 23, 2016 | By:

The core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., announced that its German subsidiary, Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE), will participate in a technology development project aimed at contributing to Industry 4.0, the German initiative for a fourth-generation industrial revolution.

Goals of the project, called iComposite 4.0, are to realize production cost reductions through innovations such as 3D printing, resin-injection processes and intelligent-control systems to balance materials characteristics for minimized waste during production. To support quality control and production-system flow, each part is embedded with an RFID chip that stores information about its production history.

By participating in iComposite 4.0, the Teijin Group aims to achieve improved production efficiency and expanded applications for its lineup of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials.

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