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Cytec and Mitsubishi Rayon Announce Strategic Business Collaboration Combining Leading Resin and Fiber Capabilities to Accelerate Innovation for Aerospace Applications

Published on 2009-09-25. Author : SpecialChem

Tempe, Ariz. and Tokyo, Japan -- Cytec Engineered Materials (CEM), a business unit of Cytec Industries Inc. and Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (MRC) announced they have entered into a strategic business collaboration to advance carbon fiber reinforced composite materials technology. Both CEM and MRC will have the opportunity to supply the developed materials for use in the aerospace industry.

With the agreement, the companies will combine and share their superior technologies and engineering efforts for selected high-performance carbon composites applications in the structural materials aerospace market and provide the aerospace industry technologically advanced composite materials.

The composite content of next-generation aircraft is expected to grow tremendously as manufacturers such as Boeing look to lower weight and improve fuel efficiency. MRC is one of the leading carbon fiber suppliers and CEM has the broadest aerospace composite materials portfolio in the world. CEM and MRC have been collaborating to develop high-performance carbon composite materials for aerospace applications for several years.

This business and technology collaboration is helping both companies further improve their technological capabilities to meet the stringent demands and requirements of its customers in the aerospace industry. Leveraging MRC's high-performance fiber science knowledge and processing and supply capability is helping Cytec meet the advancing requirements and growing demands of its aerospace customers. MRC is benefitting from CEM's aerospace materials design and delivery experience as well as its advanced resin science and prepreg processing knowledge.

About Mitsubishi Rayon Co.

Mitsubishi Rayon was established in 1933 as a manufacturer of rayon staple and is now a leading manufacturer of unique, high-quality polymer products, which are based on two core business -- the MMA (methyl methacrylate) and AN (acrylonitrile) business complexes. Mitsubishi Rayon's products portfolio extend to acrylic polymer and its raw material, synthetic fibers, carbon fibers , advanced composite materials, hollow fiber membrane and systems for water treatment and optical fibers. Mitsubishi Rayon is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

About Cytec Engineered Materials

Cytec Engineered Materials is a global provider of technologically advanced materials that make it possible for designers and engineers for aerospace, high-performance industrial and other extreme-demand environments to anticipate their time, performance and quality requirements. A business unit of Cytec Industries Inc., Cytec Engineered Materials is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., U.S.A.

About Cytec Industries

Cytec Industries Inc. is a global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace, adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, chemical intermediates, inks, mining and plastics. We use our technology and application development expertise to create chemical and material solutions that are formulated to perform specific and important functions in the finished products of our customers.

Source: Cytec

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