Teijin, a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions has bagged the contract to supply its Tenax carbon fiber material to Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services for another seven years until 2025.
Bombardier has awarded the prestigious contract to Teijin to supply Tenax for major primary and secondary composite structures in 2010. Tenax Carbon Fiber has been used for primary structure applications including wing, center wing box structures, and empennage applications. Extension of the contract for another seven-year shows the confidence of Bombardier in the capabilities of Teijin.
Aircraft business is one of the growth strategies in its medium-term management plan for 2017-2019. Teijin is focusing in this important business area and is intensively accelerating its development of mid- to downstream applications, such as cost-effective carbon fibers with higher-tenacity and higher-tensile modulus. Intermediate materials cover a wide range of materials that include Tenax TPUD, carbon fiber thermoplastic consolidated laminate (Tenax TPCL), thermoset prepreg and non-crimp fabric.
Taking this area further forward, Teijin plans to further strengthen its carbon fiber and its intermediate material business as a leading solution provider for aircraft applications. Teijin has targeted an annual sales in this field more than USD 900 million by around 2030.
Teijin operates in a number of business fields. The main fields of operation include high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. About 170 companies are in the Teijin group with operations spread over 20 countries worldwide. The company’s consolidated sales in 2018 were JPY835 billion (USD 7.6 billion).