Project to calculate all carbon fiber carbon emissions

Teijin has begun a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of its carbon fibers to calculate their total carbon emissions. It says that this will help it identify carbon hotspots in manufacturing processes and evaluate options for emissions reduction.

Teijin previously calculated the carbon footprint of its carbon fibers used in sports, recreational and industrial applications and more recently its carbon fiber filaments used in aircraft applications, which makes it possible to calculate emissions for all of its carbon fiber filament applications. It plans to also assess the footprint of intermediate products such as short fibers and prepregs, and eventually evaluate the entire life cycle of its carbon fiber products.

According to the company, the LCA methodology has been certified by an independent third-party organization in accordance with the ISO14040 and ISO14044 standards.