|From Sports Products, to Industrial Applications, to Environment-friendly Products: Unlocking the Potential of Materials
Carbon fibers are tough materials with outstanding specific strength, specific elasticity, dimensional stability, vibration damping ability, and heat resistance. They currently enjoy wide use in such fields as sports products, industrial equipment, automobiles, civil engineering, and aerospace. Because of their resistance to corrosion, ecological compatibility, and electrical properties, their range of application is steadily widening. The secret of their superb functionality is the fine graphite crystal structure they acquire in the firing process. As carbon fibers are generally used in combination with resins, their interface with resin as well as resin design play important roles in their application.
Mitsubishi Rayon has an integrated framework for the research, development, production, and sale of carbon fibers. This covers the polymerization of the raw material acrylonitrile, the spinning of a precursor (special acrylic fibers that serve as the starting material for carbon fibers), firing (the process of manufacturing carbon fibers from acrylic fibers), prepregging (the process of impregnating carbon fibers with resin), molding techniques, and the manufacture of the molded products. We meet a broad range of customer needs through our wide array of technologies, product lines, and product types, backed by the efforts of research teams at the Corporate Research Laboratories, the Composite Materials Development Center, and the Production Technology Laboratories