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Defence & Space: Toray Carbon Fibers Europe’s Expertise

For more than 30 years, the Defense & Space industry has placed its trust in Toray Carbon Fibers Europe’s carbon composite materials. This sector even led to the creation of our company in the 80s. We are proud of this history, which continues today to propel the future of advanced space exploration.

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Our Torayca® Carbon Fibers manufactured in France, guarantee you a supply free from compliance with ITAR’s requirements (i.e. not subject to US regulations for arms exports).

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Spacecraft and Satellite Launchers: Go into Orbit with Torayca® Carbon Fibers

Toray Carbon Fibers Europe’s proven expertise in space applications no longer needs to be demonstrated. Our Torayca® Carbon Fibers are used in most telecommunications satellites and space programmes such as the European Ariane and Vega satellite launchers or the latest international programmes.

Space is a hostile environment that demands extraordinary performance from materials used in this environment. Extreme changes in temperature cause traditional materials to become deformed, making carbon fiber the only material able to endure these conditions.

Our products are lightweight and able to cope with extreme fluctuations in temperature, making them the perfect choice for:

  • Solar arrays;
  • Reflectors;
  • Antennas;
  • Satellite trusses, etc.

Our Torayca® High Modulus Carbon Fibers provide unrivalled lightness and dimensional stability:

M55J et M60J

Exceptional carbon fibers, they are the only ones able to meet the dimensional stability required in space.

Toray Carbon Fibers Europe is the only carbon fiber manufacturer capable of producing high-modulus fibers on the European continent.

Military Aircraft and Helicopters: Heavy-Duty Resistance with Torayca® Carbon Fibers

The Defence & Space industry is among the pioneers in the development and use of carbon composite materials. Since its inception, Toray Carbon Fibers Europe has provided support to the Defence industry Our carbon fibers are qualified on many military aircraft and helicopter programmes:

  • Airbus A400M;
  • Dassault Rafale;
  • Airbus Helicopters NH90;
  • Ratier Figeac NP2000 (propellers);
  • Leonardo AW series.

Our high-strength Torayca® Carbon Fibers offer unmatched mechanical performance. Our carbon fibers improve the impact resistance of your composite parts.


The first Torayca® Carbon Fiber to be produced in Europe. 40 years after its launch, the T300 remains unsurpassed.


An Intermediate modulus fiber, the T800H is used in advanced aeronautical and space programmes.

Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV): Faster, Further, Lighter with Torayca® Carbon Fibers

The latest generation of UAVs use Torayca® Carbon Fibers for their exceptional lightness and durability. Our Torayca® Carbon Fibers’ mechanical performance and resistance to corrosion make them perfectly adapted for UAVs operating in a terrestrial or a marine environment. The low density of Torayca® carbon fibers makes it possible to produce quieter, lighter drones that can cover extended distances over a longer flight time.

Torayca® High Modulus Carbon Fibers are used in applications requiring high-levels of rigidity :

M40J et M46J

These carbon fibers are intended for applications requiring both high tensile strength and modulus.


Our carbon fibers and composite materials are controlled products. Exporting these products outside the European Union requires an export license issued by your country’s relevant authorities. Your products manufactured using our carbon fibers and composites may also be subject to export control regulations.

For more information, consult the European regulations in force.