In the field of composite materials, the Mitsui Chemicals Group provides and continuously develops long fiber reinforced thermoplastic compounds (LFT – MOSDIO™) and unidirectional fiber reinforced tapes based on carbon fiber and polypropylene (TAFNEX™ CF-PP UD Tape).
MOSDIO™ Mitsui Chemicals developed composite material made by melting and mixing polypropylene (PP) resin with long glass fibers. Beyond a low specific gravity that allows the material to be used for lightweight, it also offers an attractive appearance with long glass fibers providing a good balance between hardness and impact resistance. The product is already being adopted in areas such as the unpainted insides of rear car doors. In Europe, this material is being supplied by Mitsui Prime Advanced Composites Europe B.V. (ACE).
TAFNEX™ CF-PP UD is an unidirectional thermoplastic tape consists of carbon fiber and polypropylene, achieved by an unique fiber bonding technology of Mitsui Chemicals. It has a very good water resistance, high stiffness and strength at low density. It offers excellent processability in thermoforming, tube winding, tape placement or back-injection molding.
Mitsui Chemicals and ARRK as part of the Mitsui Chemicals Group work together on the development, manufacture and elaboration of applications of these materials for the automotive industry. With extensive knowledge on the starting materials and long experience in the product development process, the two companies pool their expertise for the optimum use of fiber-reinforced thermoplastics in vehicles and other parts.
Overview of Services:
- Material Development
- Design and Simulation
- Low Volume Production
We are continuously evaluating further processing possibilities and potential applications for our materials. Naturally, we are very open to new collaborations, partners and projects.