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Teijin boosts carbon fiber output in Germany

Medical demand soars as aircraft production nose-dives

Carbon short fiber is often used to reinforce plastic or rubber. (Photo courtesy of Teijin)

TOKYO -- Teijin has ramped up production of carbon fiber at a German subsidiary, the Japanese materials maker said Friday, partly in response to growing demand for the strong yet lightweight material for use in medical devices amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Teijin Carbon Europe has increased production capacity for carbon short fiber by 40% by upgrading production lines to improve employee productivity as well as extending operating hours.

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