Smaller, stronger, faster. Engineering plastics rely on carbon fiber components of Toho Tenax to make electronic devices perform at their very best.

Engineering plastics must meet increasingly demanding requirements. The trend is toward more compact designs with smaller components subject to greater stresses, such as higher temperatures and operating speeds. At every step of the way, these requirements need to be met without compromising on durability.  

Many industries – particularly those in the automotive, electrical and electronics sectors – require composite components that are lighter, more compact, and more resistant to wear. Chopped carbon fibers can be used along with other resins such as nylon or polycarbonate to make composites that are ideally suited to meet these requirements. Carbon fibers added to resins make it possible to reduce the weight of plastic parts and/or to reduce their thickness.  

The electric conductivity of carbon fibers also makes it possible to add additional performance to plastic materials, preventing static loads and providing protection from electromagnetic interference.  

Carbon fiber makes devices lighter and stronger. You only need to look at your notebook, LCD projector or camera body or lens to see it in action. And Toho Tenax products play an ever-increasing role in manufacturing these products.