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Toray TC346 Epoxy Resin System for High-End Motorsports Receives Flame-Retardancy Certifications

MORGAN HILL, Calif. -- Toray Advanced Composites announces that its industry-leading Toray TC346 prepreg resin system has passed the SFI 56.1 and UL94 V0 flame-retardancy tests. The passing of these stringent flame-retardancy tests further demonstrates how the Toray TC346 system is ideally suited to satisfy the rigorous demands of the Formula One, NASCAR, and other high performance automotive and motorsport markets.

The Toray TC346 resin system is a high-temperature epoxy system developed with input from leading motorsport and automotive industry professionals. Toray engineered the material to handle a wide range of exceptionally demanding motorsport applications, such as gearbox and suspension components, which require a high service temperature and high toughness.

"We are extremely pleased that the TC346 resin system received these important flame-retardancy certifications. The distinction positions the TC346 system as the 'go-to' composite material that can help high-performance motorsports programs attain significant performance improvements," says Steven Mead, Managing Director of Toray Advanced Composites. Mead notes that Toray produces the prepreg at its operations in the U.K. and U.S., which will enhance the company's support of the motorsport market in those regions.

Toray's TC346 has excellent compression strength, interlaminar shear strength, in-plane shear modulus, and improved elevated temperature tensile strength. The TC346 system offers a superior surface finish for aesthetic appeal and controlled flow of the resin to simplify lay-up and curing production. Other motorsport component applications that require lightweighting with superior toughness would also benefit from the inherent properties of TC346.

Additionally, applications that require high glass transition temperatures, excellent compression strength, and high fracture toughness could also benefit from this super-tough and flame-resistant epoxy prepreg system. TC346 is available in a wide variety of uni-directional tapes and fabric styles.

Certification Test Details:
* SFI 56.1 flame retardancy at 1 ply thickness (TC346 HM0545 200g 2x2 Twill HMy63 12K 42% Resin Content)
* UL94 V0 flame retardancy at 2 mm thickness (TC346 HM0545 200g 2x2 Twill HMy63 12K 42% Resin Content)

For more technical information regarding Toray TC346, download the data sheet: Toray TC346 Data Sheet -

About Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites is a leader in the development and production of advanced thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials. The broad product portfolio is incorporated in high-performance products for aerospace, space, communications, automotive, consumer, and industrial applications. Toray Advanced Composites has a long heritage of combining state-of-the-art materials technology with world-class technical expertise to deliver a unique customer-centric business model. Production and operation facilities are in North America, Europe, and Asia. Toray Advanced Composites is a subsidiary of the Toray Group.

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TrueHero Extreme Coverage Face Shields, Made in the USA, are Available for the Medical Community and Other Front Liners

BROCTON, N.Y. -- TrueHero(TM) Face Shields are the result of good old American ingenuity and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our country. Recognizing that the need for such shields was only going to grow with the spread of COVID-19, plastics manufacturer, Jay Baker, of Jamestown Plastics, rallied his troops and, in a matter of days, designed and began manufacturing TrueHero(TM) Face Shields at his facility in Brocton, New York.

Today, TrueHero(TM) Face Shields are being used in New York City at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic and in a quickly growing number of states and even countries around the globe.

But, as demand continues to escalate, Baker continues to increase available supply. The fact is that politics and red tape are strangling the ability of those on the front lines to get the PPE they need.

If you know someone on the front lines that does not have access to adequate PPE protection, please direct them to the TrueHero website:

About the product:

TrueHero(TM) Face Shields are made of Clearon, a medical grade, optically clear PETG. Extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear, TrueHero Face Shields were designed in conjunction with medical professionals for extreme protection and all-day use. A flanged perimeter maximizes protection from the periphery. Multi-port exhaust channels release heat and moisture, yet preclude the entry of germs.

The shields offer full range visibility and employ hook-and-loop straps for infinite adjustability and a secure, set-it-and-forget-it fit. A peel-and-stick foam forehead liner enhances comfort. And, for a customized fit, the shield can be trimmed with scissors.

TrueHero(TM) Extreme Coverage Face Shields, extraordinary protection for extraordinary people. Thank you for all you do!

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Note: Patent-pending TrueHero Shields are considered Personal Protection Equipment but do not carry FDA certification as a medical device.

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