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Teijin's R&D centre gets ISO certification as testing lab
Teijin’s Composites Innovation Center (TCIC) has obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a testing laboratory, which helps it in the research and development of Sereebo, Teijin’s proprietary technology for mass producing carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP).
Teijin becomes the world’s first manufacturer of carbon fibre composite materials to obtain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. TCIC will now offer its CFRTP technology for production and evaluation on a one-stop basis to promote the accelerating application of Sereebo, according to a press release.
Third-party accreditation based on international standards verifies the competency of the TCIC’s testing operations to evaluate the physical properties of its own CFRTP products and to inspect externally manufactured CFRP products as a third-party organization.
Following ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, the TCIC’s evaluation capabilities have been reviewed and approved by the Japan Accreditation Board (JAB), an international certification organization.
The Japanese firm developed Sereebo in 2011 as the world’s first mass-production technology for thermoplastic CFRP with a one-minute takt time. Joint development activities are progressing in collaboration with companies in Japan and other countries.
Teijin, by combining its carbon fibre, resin, and CAE technologies, is becoming a leading developer of composite products that offer promising opportunities for the application and popularization of Sereebo in other fields including automobiles. (GK)