Toray Plastics (America), Inc., opens its new PEF Division Innovation Center at its operations in Front Royal, VA. The new $4 million, 5,000-sq-ft center houses a state-of-the-art, custom pilot line, which enables Toray to explore and qualify new resin systems and technologies, develop new products quickly, and commercialize customer-specific solutions. The center is a component of the company’s recent $40-million expansion, which increased the facility’s footprint by 74,000 sq ft and also includes a new extrusion line, a new irradiation unit, and a new salt bath unit.
The PEF Division manufactures advanced, precision-engineered, irradiation-crosslinked, polypropylene and polyethylene foam for automotive, flooring, and industrial applications, including gasket, tape, and composites. Toray’s foams are recognized for their consistent thickness and density. The ToraSoft® brand is established worldwide as the premier foam for luxury haptics in automotive applications. It is specified by OEMs, trim component processors, and Tier 1 suppliers and used on more than 160 automotive models globally.
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