Toray Cetex® TC1000 Premium

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Product description

Toray Cetex® TC1000 Premium is an engineered thermoplastic composite, utilizing polyetherimide (PEI) resin for outstanding toughness and excellent fire performance. Toray Cetex® Premium has gained qualification at Airbus, Boeing, and many other airframe OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for use in aircraft interior and secondary structures.

Toray Cetex® is typically supplied in 3.66m x 1.22m (12ft x 4ft) pre-consolidated laminates (RTL) of varying ply thicknesses, specifically adhering to customer designated fiber selection, orientation and ply count.

The use of Cetex® as a reinforced thermoplastic laminate (RTL) composite significantly reduces the production cycle-time by eliminating the handling and assembly of traditional wet-lay materials, along with the potential for error. In addition, the thermoplastic forming time is calculated in minutes and seconds, not hours. Heating, forming, and cooling can take less than 5 minutes for complex 3D geometry, and sandwich panels can now be realized in 15 minutes without the inconvenience of core read-through. Further optimization can be gained in secondary processing, due to the thermoplastic resin. These operations can include welding, folding, painting and printing.

Product benefits/features

  • Excellent FST performance (OSU <15/15)
  • Moderate solvent resistance
  • Widely used in aircraft interiors, qualified to OEM specifications

Market segments

  • Aircraft Interiors
  • Aerostructures
  • eVTOL / Urban Air Mobility


Product category Thermoplastic Prepregs & Laminates
Processing Press forming
Resin type PEI
Tg (Dry, onset) 215 °C / 419 °F
Processing temperature 315 °C / 599 °F
Out life Indefinite

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At Toray our goal is your success. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact us. 

Toray Advanced Composites UK

Toray Advanced Composites UK
Send email +44 1773 530899

Need more information?

At Toray our goal is your success. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact us. 

Toray Advanced Composites USA

Toray Advanced Composites USA
Send email +1 (408) 465 8500

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