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The company announces that its Sereebo carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) has been selected for use in the structural parts of Nikon digital SLR camera D5300. This is the first time Sereebo has been adopted for a commercial product.
Made with Sereebo CFRTP, which offers strength and high conductivity, the camera’s structural parts achieve high strength and electromagnetic shielding. Also, the surface is extra smooth and has no carbon fiber bosses thanks to resin-processing technologies.Camera bodies and internal structural parts requiring strength commonly are made of metal. Plastics reinforced with chopped carbon fibers are used as a substitute to lower weight, but the short length of the chopped carbon fibers has made it difficult to take advantage of the strength and other unique features of carbon fibers. By utilizing Teijin’s intermediate materials and processing technologies for the high-volume production of CFRTP components, however, Nikon has devised an solution in collaboration with Teijin.Teijin is accelerating its development of applications for Sereebo-branded CFRTP composites for mass-production products such as precision equipment, consumer electronics as well as automobiles requiring both strength and reduced weight. More information: www.teijin.com