|New York, New York (October 5, 2020)―Toray Industries (America), Inc., is exhibiting at The Vertical Flight Society's 76th Annual Forum & Technology Display, which begins today, Monday, October 5, and runs through Thursday, October 8. 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 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 76 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.”
For more information:
Invitation from Toray URL https://www.toray.us/ , https://www.uam.toray/
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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 fluorofiber.
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.