Corporate Program

Toray’s Strategy for Expanding in the Composite Materials Industry

Toray’s Strategy for Expanding in the Composite Materials Industry

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Moriyuki Onishi, Ron Baur

From the primary structure of the Boeing 787 to light-weight compressed natural gas (CNG) containers, carbon fiber is in greater demand than ever as a solution to the issues of sustainable energy policy and global warming. Toray, which entered the carbon fiber business in 1971 and has since become the world's number one supplier of the material, has spent over 40 years developing high-performance carbon fiber for a variety of applications in the aerospace, industrial and sporting goods industries. With its acquisition of Zoltek, announced in September of 2013, it will also solidify its position in wind power related and automobile structural parts. In this lecture, Moriyuki Onishi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Torayca & Advanced Composites Division of Toray Industries, Inc., discusses Toray's strategy for further expanding its business in composite materials and carbon fiber, with a particular focus on its regional strategy in the U.S.

Moriyuki Onishi
, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Torayca & Advanced Composites Division, Toray Industries, Inc.

Ron Baur,
Vice President of Fleet, United Airlines

12-12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30-1 Luncheon
1-2:15 Lecture and Q&A

The Lunch portion of this event is sold out. Lecture-only seats still available.

Non-members: $65 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only
Academic and government: $30 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email

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