Toray achieves first accreditation for prepreg manufacturing

Toray Advanced Composites has announced becoming the first advanced composites company awarded with new NADCAP accreditation in Non-Metallic Materials Manufacturing – Thermoplastic Prepreg Manufacturing AC7124/6, granted by the NADCAP Management Council.

With large-scale thermoplastic adoption poised for the next stage of development, this certification is the first of its kind to set the foundation of standardised industry requirements.

The accreditation AC7124/6 demonstrates Toray Advanced Composites’ continued commitment to wide-scale thermoplastic manufacturing innovation.

“Toray Advanced Composites becomes the first and only advanced composite company to hold this prestigious honour. We continually strive to provide the best thermoplastic prepreg composites solutions to our customers by producing and testing material under the stringent requirements of NADCAP,” commented Paul Adams, director of quality.

NADCAP, or National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, is a critical, rigorous conformity accreditation programme that follows strict requirements standardised by government and industry leaders within the aerospace, defence, and related industries.

With the accreditation, Toray Advanced Composites solidifies its total and complete commitment to quality and safety to customers and stakeholders with standardised quality assurance at each touchpoint of production for thermosets and Cetex thermoplastic composite materials.

Created in 1990 by SAE International, NADCAP is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI). PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost, and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with the industry to understand its emerging needs and offers customised solutions.

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