Toray to supply bio-circular Torayca carbon fiber for Head’s prototype racquets

Head Sports GmbH is developing prototype tennis racquets and pickleball paddles made with Toray Carbon Fibers Europe SA’s bio-circular carbon fiber using the mass balance approach as certified by the ISCC PLUS standard.

Head Sports GmbH.

Products manufactured with bio-circular carbon fiber will emit less CO2.

The two companies are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of their activities. Head initiated the development of prototype racquets using Toray’s bio-circular carbon fiber as part of the Head ReThink programme to create performance products designed to reduce their impact on the environment.

A mass balance approach is one in which raw materials with certain characteristics (an example being biomass-derived) are mixed with other raw materials (such as petroleum-derived ones) in the processing and distribution process, from raw materials through to finished products. Characteristics are assigned to part of a product in line with the input proportions of raw materials with those characteristics.