Toho Tenax launches 'ultra-lightweight' carbon fabric

The fabric has been developed in collaboration with Japanese textiles specialist Sakai Ovex Co Ltd for use in prepregs. Toho Tenax will begin selling it this month.

The fabric is made with Toho Tenax’s new carbon fibre yarn designed for making ultra-thin fabrics. Using Sakai Ovex’s yarn-spreading technology, a fabric of just 0.06 mm in thickness has been produced. The fabric weighs only 60 g/m2 – about half the weight of the lightest carbon fibre fabrics currently available.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd is the core company of Japanese firm Teijin’s carbon fibre business.