Apr. 30, 2021
Toray Industries (America), Inc.
Toray Industries (America), Inc., Presents Proven, Technologically Advanced Materials for Urban Air Mobility at "Forum 77—The Future of Vertical Flight"
The virtual event runs May 10 through May 14.
New York, New York (April 30, 2021)—Toray Industries (America), Inc., is exhibiting at The Vertical Flight Society's 77th Annual Forum & Technology Display, which begins Monday, May 10, and runs through Friday, May 14. This year the event is being held virtually. The Vertical Flight Society’s annual conference and exhibition focuses on the advancement of vertical flight technology for urban air mobility, including eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircrafts. Toray is a sponsor of the event.

On display in the Toray Group virtual booth is a portfolio of cutting-edge materials, including carbon fiber composite materials, heat- and chemicals-resistant resin, battery separators, suede-like artificial leather, and more. A highlight of Toray’s exhibit is its carbon fiber composite materials, which are used for manufacturing an eVTOL structure, including rotor blades and primary structures. An eVTOL vehicle requires proven aerospace materials that have high-strength and are extremely lightweight. Carbon fiber composite materials lighten the weight of the vehicle to minimize the power needed from the batteries. Toray’s high-performance resins, battery separators, and specialty fibers and textiles are also potentially used for eVTOLs.

Toray will also present a series of technical briefings on their virtual booth:

Selection and Certification of Composite Materials for UAM
Tuesday May 11, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Presenter: Nate Monroe, Toray Composites America, Inc.

Composite Solutions for Transitioning from Prototype to Production Readiness
Wednesday May 12, 2021
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Presenter: Stacy Biel, Toray Advanced Composites

Innovative Composite Material Solutions for High Rate UAM Production
Thursday May 13, 2021
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Presenter: DeWayne Howell, Toray Advanced Composites

“Toray has a rich legacy in the research, development, and manufacture of advanced materials and experience has shown us that our company’s materials enhance life for society. That’s one reason Toray chose ‘Materials Change Our Lives’ as its slogan,” says Mr. Toshinori Hara, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development at Toray Industries (America), Inc. “Forum 77 offers an excellent opportunity for Toray to present an array of the world’s highest-quality products for use in the manufacture of urban air mobility aircraft and demonstrate its global leadership.”

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<Participating group company and the businesses>
Toray Advanced Composites USA, Inc.
Manufacturing and marketing of thermoplastic UD tapes, thermoset prepregs, etc.

Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.
Production and sales of standard tow (PAN) based carbon fiber and prepregs.

Toray Resin Co.
Manufacture, import, and marketing of engineering resin products.

Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc.
Manufacture and marketing of PTFE fiber.

Toray International America Inc., Ultrasuede Department
Sales and Marketing of Ultrasuede®,
a non-woven material with a suede texture created using ultra-fine fibers.

Toray Carbon Magic Co., Ltd.
Design, prototyping, and manufacturing carbon fiber composite products.

Toray Industries, Inc. BSF Division.
Production and sales of battery separator films.