Research & Development
Established in 2007, the Composite Materials Research Laboratory (CMRL) is comprised of a team of research scientists from the U.S. and Japan collaborating on materials research and development to serve current and future needs for the composites industry, including aerospace, general aviation, industrial and sporting goods applications.
The laboratory, located in Tacoma, WA, was created with unique research capabilities and specialty equipment which has led to new resin and prepreg development with novel properties. Most notably including #2511 Out-Of-Autoclave (OOA) capable prepreg, which is currently being utilized in general aviation and aerospace applications. The CMRL has developed the ability to create low-temperature cure systems, high glass transition temperature (Tg) with low water absorption systems, and rapid cure systems.
The CMRL facility consists of over 15,000 square feet of research, development and a pilot manufacturing space. With a pilot prepregging line on hand, the laboratory can conduct a variety of research activities ranging from proof-of-concept to production, including advanced prototyping, material system development and advanced material characterizations
The facility includes a full line of thermo-analysis, chemical and physical analysis, mechanical characterization and microscopy capabilities.
Learn more about our research and development by visiting the Resources page and review Toray Composites Materials America, Inc.’s patents, presentations and research articles.