Home    Resource Store    Past Issues    Buyers' Guide    Career Center    Subscriptions    Advertising    E-Newsletter    Contact

Textile World Photo Galleries
May/June 2015 May/June 2015

View Issue  |

Subscribe Now  |

Events

3-D Fabrics - 6th World Conference on 3-D Fabrics and Their Applications
05/26/2015 - 05/28/2015

Techtextil North America 2015
06/02/2015 - 06/04/2015

JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences
06/02/2015 - 06/04/2015

- more events -

- submit your event -

Printer Friendly
Full Site
Textile News

Toray Acquires Zoltek

Toray Industries Inc., Tokyo, plans to acquire large-tow carbon fiber producer Zoltek Companies Inc., St. Louis, for approximately $584 million.

Toray provides regular tow carbon fiber product for high-performance aerospace applications. The company foresees increasing global demand for polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fibers and expanded applications for large tow carbon fiber in commodity industrial areas including wind energy and automotive structural components.

Zoltek, founded in 1988, has expanded over the years, acquiring acrylic fiber plants in Hungary and in Mexico. Its fiber is used in particular for wind-energy-related applications.

November/December 2013

Advertisement