Krahn Chemie expands portfolio to include carbon fibers from Toho Tenax Europe

Distributor Krahn Chemie GmbH, based in Hamburg, will begin marketing chopped and milled carbon fibers from Toho Tenax Europe GmbH throughout Europe effective immediately. The Tenax® products feature high strength and tensile modulus at low density. The short fibers are primarily used in thermoplastic resins, where they enhance electrical conductivity and mechanical performance.

Tenax® chopped fibers are available in various finishes in cut lengths of 3 to 25 mm. The milled fibers are supplied as fine powder without any preparation and are especially suitable as an additive to be mixed into a broad variety of materials. The main use of Tenax® short fibers is in technical plastics, such as ABS, SAN, PA 6, PA 66, PA 12, PBT, and POM, and high-temperature thermoplastic resins such as PEEK, PPA, PES, PEI, and POM. In addition to the thermoplastic resins, the variety of different finishes supplied also means that these fibers can be used in fiber-reinforced thermosetting plastics and in water-based processes.

"The carbon fibers provided by Toho Tenax Europe are an excellent addition to our existing product portfolio of functional additives, specifically for compounds and master batches,” says Mark Podgorsky, Segment Manager of Plastics at Krahn Chemie. "With the high-performance Tenax® short fibers, we are offering our customers a material for cost-effective applications and trendy technologies.”

About Toho Tenax
Toho Tenax Europe GmbH is the manufacturer of Tenax® carbon fibers - both filament yarn and short fibers - as well as semi-finished goods based on carbon fibers. The Toho Tenax Group has production sites in Japan, Germany, and the United States and is part of the Teijin Group, based in Japan.

About Krahn Chemie
Krahn Chemie is part of the Hamburg-based Otto Krahn Group, and specializes in the sales, distribution, and marketing of chemical raw materials and specialty chemicals. As a distributor and trading company, Krahn represents a large number of renowned, globally operating raw material manufacturers in Europe.

The Krahn Chemie product range services the following industries: paint and coatings, adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, technical ceramics, photovoltaics, lubricants, plastic and rubber.