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Teijin Introduces LCA for Carbon Fiber Intermediate Materials

Teijin Limited announced today that it has adopted lifecycle assessment (LCA) to calculate the environmental footprint of its carbon fiber intermediate materials. By calculating the environmental impacts of its production processes, Teijin expects to devise ways to reduce emissions in each production process as well as to expedite collaboration with partner companies throughout its supply chain, from manufacturing to disposal, and to implement LCA initiatives for the entire lifecycles of Teijin carbon fiber products.

Teijin completed the LCA of its carbon fiber filament manufacturing processes in December 2021, based on which the company has calculated the LCA for its carbon fiber filament applications. This covers carbon fiber textiles, prepregs (pre-impregnated with matrix resin) and short fibers for composites used in diverse applications, such as sporting goods, industrial products, aircraft, automobiles and other applications requiring excellent combinations of low weight and high strength.

Teijin’s LCA studies, which have been certified by an independent third-party organization, in accordance with the ISO14040 and ISO14044 standards, will provide customers with reliable emissions data regarding Teijin’s carbon fiber intermediate materials and thereby help these companies to evaluate their own environmental footprints better.

Looking ahead, Teijin expects to expand the scope of its LCA activities to other carbon fiber products, in cooperation with customers, including the makers of final products.

The Teijin Group is committed to reducing its consolidated energy consumption as well as adopting more renewable energy and recycling methods. By positioning the company to help realize a sustainable economy, the Teijin Group aims to reduce its group-wide in- house carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 under a long-term vision of being a company that supports the society of the future.

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