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Toray Revives Carbon Fiber Expansion Project

January 14, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Toray Industries says it has decided to resume the previously announced expansion of its carbon fiber production facility at the company’s site at Masaki, Ehime prefecture, Japan. The expansion through the construction of a new production line will add production capacity of 1,000 m.t./year for special small tow carbon fibers, and will involve an investment of about ¥16 billion ($194 million). Toray expects the new production line to come online in September 2012. Toray had announced plans for this expansion in 2008, and the new production line was...

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