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Polymers

Toray opens foam innovation center in Virginia

by Michael McCoy
March 21, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 11

 

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Credit: Toray Plastics (America)
Toray says it will use the new labs to develop its polyolefin foams for automotive and other applications.

Toray Plastics (America) has opened an innovation center in Front Royal, Virginia, for its business in polyolefin foam made with electron beam cross-linking. Toray says the $4 million center boasts a pilot line that allows it to try new resin systems and technologies. The company says the center complements a recent $40 million expansion of the plant that includes a new extrusion line, an irradiation unit, and a salt bath unit.

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