Expanded CFRTP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermo Plastic) mesh, Expanded CFRTP is possible !! (Patent pending)

Product name [CF TON]
Co-development with Toray Plastics Precision Co.,Ltd (Toray group).

Features and application proposals

Features

・Lightening ・Formable with existing equipment.
・sliding properties ・3D-shape
・High open area ・High vibration damping
・High specific modulus ・Metal substitutes
・Rust prevention ・Shortened processing time
・Recyclable ・Designability
・High acoustics ・Easy forming
・Heat resistance ・Heat resistance
・High thermal conductivity ・Antistatic properties

Applications

・Air filters ・Housings (Reinforcement)
・Protect covers ・Speaker covers
・Design materials for interior and exterior

Mass media coverage

The article of “Industry-first, Expanded CFRTP was developed, to acquire demand and expand the sales network for air filters and mesh screens” was published in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun on April 17, 2019. The article of “Industry-first, Expanded CFRTP was developed, to acquire demand and expand the sales network for air filters and mesh screens” was published in the Japan Metal Daily on April 11, 2019. The article of “Industry-first, Expanded CFRTP was developed, to acquire demand and expand the sales network for air filters and mesh screens” was published in the Japan Metal Bulletin on April 11, 2019.

What is Thermoplastic CFRP ?

CFRTP = Thermoplastic CFRP

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) featuring lightweight and high-strength that uses thermoplastics (which softens when heated and solidifies when cooled) instead of thermoset resin (which hardens when heated and doesn’t return to its original state) is “CFRTP”.

Features of Thermoplastic CFRP (Compared with Thermosetting CFRP)

CFRP, which is a lightweight and high-strength material, has been attracting attention for its use in aircraft and high-speed trains, however the mainstream of the existing CFRP is thermosetting CFRP which uses thermosetting resin such as epoxy as the resin based material.

These conventional thermosetting CFRPare,

①Refrigeration equipment is required
②Long process (Low productivity)
③Post-processing is quite difficult
④Recycling is difficult and Production costs are high.

On the other hand,Thermo Plastic CFRP is relatively inexpensive because of,

①Storage at room temperature,
② High productivity
③ Easy post-processing
④ Recyclable.

However, in terms of physical properties, thermosetting CFRP is superior to thermoplastic CFRP.

Product list

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Material thickness 0.35t x L640mm width x S10 meters length/1 roll

① CF TON 0.35/0.35×1.2/2 ② CF TON 0.35/0.35×1.7/3 ③ CF TON 0.35/0.35×2.8/8
① CF TON 0.35/0.35×1.2/2 Open area : 26.4% Product thickness : 0.6 ② CF TON 0.35/0.35×1.7/3 Open area : 44.4% Product thickness : 0.65 ③ CF TON 0.35/0.35×2.8/8 Open area : 68.1% Product thickness : 0.7
Open area : 26.4% Product thickness : 0.6 Open area : 44.4% Product thickness : 0.65 Open area : 68.1% Product thickness : 0.7

 

④ CF TON 0.35/0.35×3.0/10 ⑤ CF TON 0.35/0.35×4.6/14
④ CF TON 0.35/0.35×3.0/10 Open area : 70.1% Product thickness : 0.7 ⑤ CF TON 0.35/0.35×4.6/14 Open area : 85.2% Product thickness : 0.7
Open area : 70.1% Product thickness : 0.7 Open area : 85.2% Product thickness : 0.7

Material thickness 0.5t x L640mm width x S10 meters length/1 roll

⑥ CF TON 0.5/0.5×1.8/3 ⑦ CF TON 0.35/0.35×1.7/3 ⑧ CF TON 0.5/0.5×3.5/10
⑥ CF TON 0.5/0.5×1.8/3 Open area : 28.0% Product thickness : 0.85 ⑦ CF TON 0.35/0.35×1.7/3 Open area : 59.7% Product thickness : 1 ⑧ CF TON 0.5/0.5×3.5/10 Open area : 62.7% Product thickness : 0.95
Open area : 28.0% Product thickness : 0.85 Open area : 59.7% Product thickness : 1 Open area : 62.7% Product thickness : 0.95

 

⑨ CF TON 0.5/0.5×4.6/14
⑨ CF TON 0.5/0.5×4.6/14 Open area : 74.6% Product thickness : 1
Open area : 74.6% Product thickness : 1

Material thickness 1.0t x L1,000mm width x S1,000 meters length/1 roll

⑩ CF TON 1.0/1.0×3.4/8 ⑪ CF TON 1.0/1.0×3.6/10 ⑫ CF TON 1.0/1.0×4.9/14
⑩ CF TON 1.0/1.0×3.4/8 Open area : 24.0% Product thickness : 1.95 ⑪ CF TON 1.0/1.0×3.6/10 Open area : 28.6% Product thickness : 1.95 ⑫ CF TON 1.0/1.0×4.9/14 Open area : 48.5% Product thickness : 2
Open area : 24.0% Product thickness : 1.95 Open area : 28.6% Product thickness : 1.95 Open area : 48.5% Product thickness : 2

Material thickness 1.5t x L1,000mm width x S1,000 meters length/1 roll

⑬ CF TON 1.5/1.5×3.4/8 ⑭ CF TON 1.5/1.5×4.2/10 ⑮ CF TON 1.5/1.5×5.2/14
⑬ CF TON 1.5/1.5×3.4/8 Open area : 6.5% Product thickness : 2.3 ⑭ CF TON 1.5/1.5×4.2/10 Open area : 11.4% Product thickness : 2.35 ⑮ CF TON 1.5/1.5×5.2/14 Open area : 28.8% Product thickness : 2.95
Open area : 6.5% Product thickness : 2.3 Open area : 11.4% Product thickness : 2.35 Open area : 28.8% Product thickness : 2.95

TON Product list

Expanded CFRTP Material thicness Mesh size Strand Overall thickness Percent Open area
# Spec (mm) SW LW Thickness Width
0.35/0.35 × 1.2/2 0.35T 1.2 2.0 0.35 0.35 0.6 26.4%
0.35/0.35 × 1.7/3 1.7 3.0 0.35 0.35 0.65 44.4%
0.35/0.35 × 2.8/8 2.8 8.0 0.35 0.35 0.7 68.1%
0.35/0.35 × 3.0/10 3.0 10.0 0.35 0.35 0.7 70.1%
0.35/0.35 × 4.6/14 4.6 14.0 0.35 0.35 0.7 85.2%
0.5/0.5 × 1.8/3 0.5T 1.8 3.0 0.5 0.5 0.85 28.0%
0.5/0.5 × 3.2/8 3.2 8.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 59.7%
0.5/0.5 × 3.5/10 3.5 10.0 0.5 0.5 0.95 62.7%
0.5/0.5 × 4.6/14 4.6 14.0 0.5 0.5 1.0 74.6%
1.0/1.0 × 3.4/8 1.0T 3.4 8.0 1.0 1.0 1.95 24.0%
1.0/1.0 × 3.6/10 3.6 10.0 1.0 1.0 1.95 28.6%
1.0/1.0 × 4.9/14 4.9 14.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 48.5%
1.5/1.5 × 3.4/8 1.5T 3.4 8.0 1.5 1.5 2.3 6.5%
1.5/1.5 × 4.2/10 4.2 10.0 1.5 1.5 2.35 11.4%
1.5/1.5 × 5.2/14 5.2 14.0 1.5 1.5 2.95 28.8%