Teijin completes acquisition of Renegade, an important event in the thermoset prepreg market

Teijin completes acquisition of Renegade, an important event in the thermoset prepreg market

August 06, 2019

Teijin Limited completed the acquisition of all the shares of Renegade Materials Corporation (Renegade), a leading North America supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepeg for the aerospace industry on August 1, Eastern Standard Time.

Teijin will benefit the well-established proprietary technologies and capabilities of Renegade in thermoset prepegs that incorporate highly heat-resistant resins. Renegade develops and manufactures unique thermal-cycle resistant prepegs made from low-toxicity raw materials.

Teijin is strengthening its carbon fiber and intermediate materials businesses to solidify its position as a leading provider of solutions for aerospace applications. Teijin is targeting annual sales in this field of USD 90 million by 2030.

We have been increasingly focussing on our carbon fiber business on the aircraft field as a top supplier to world-leading aircraft makers,” says Shukei Inui, General Manager of the Carbon Fibers Business Unit at Teijin. “Renegade’s well-trusted technologies as well as its sales channels in this field, together with our global sales network, will reach wider markets to strong, lightweight, high-performance materials that offer environmentally sensitive solutions for improved fuel efficiency.”

We are excited to become part of Teijin’s global family located in the U.S,” says Eric Collins, Chief Executive & Financial Officer of Renegade Materials. “Teijin is committed to supporting our advanced materials and proprietary production processes, allowing us to reach wider markets through its sales network and marketing initiatives. Significant resources are now available to expand product development and manufacturing capabilities, powered by Teijin’s vast expertise in carbon fibers and chemistry.”

Source: Teijin

Author : Meha Prasad

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