Heat-resistant thermoset prepregs, resins and adhesives are used for aerospace applications. A leading supplier of these materials, Renegade Materials Corp., Miamisburg, OH/USA, the carbon fiber subsidiary of Teijin Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, will expand its prepreg production by approx. 2.5 times. The increased capacity, which aligns with Renegade’s capacity expansion strategy, is the result of a US$ 4 million investment made in December 2019 and the construction was started in March 2020. Operation of the new production lines will commence January 2022.
Renegade holds expertise in the production of both high heat-resistant RTM resins and adhesives from low toxicity materials as well as in unique thermal-cycle resistant prepregs. The company’s proprietary heat-resistant thermoset prepregs are being utilized in the manufacture of next-generation aircraft. By boosting its prepreg capacity, the company is prioritizing the use of high-performance materials in the production of advanced aerospace solutions and industrial applications to meet diverse demands in the global market.