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Toho Tenax congratulates the carbon concrete composite team on the President of Germany’s German Future Prize

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12 Dec 2016

Toho Tenax warmly congratulates the carbon concrete composite researchers Prof. Manfred Curbach, Prof. Chokri Cherif and Prof. Peter Offermann from TU Dresden on the awarding of the President of Germany’s German Future Prize for their research into carbon concrete composite (C³ project).

(v.l.n.r.) Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Chokri Cherif, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Curbach, President of Germany Joachim Gauck, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Offermann; Source: Bildschön/Deutscher Zukunftspreis

The Federal President's Award for Technology and Innovation is one of the most important scientific prizes in Germany and was handed over by Germany's president Joachim Gauck.

Carbon concrete composite will revolutionise the construction industry and enable resource-friendly, slender construction in the future. The first projects have already been realised successfully with Tenax carbon fibres. Toho Tenax is one of the world’s market leaders for carbon fibres and the leading provider for construction in Germany. We look forward to a future in which safe, slender and intelligent construction go hand in hand. Toho Tenax is proud to be able to contribute to this revolutionary technology with our high-performance carbon fibre Tenax. 

Why carbon concrete composite?

Several Layers of Carbon Concrete Composite; Photo: Ulrich van Stipriaan
Carbon concrete composite is an economical and resource-friendly alternative to standard reinforced concrete: as carbon does not rust, carbon concrete composite structures have a much longer life expectancy. The maintenance required during this time is practically zero.

What’s more, walls made from carbon concrete composite can be much thinner, i.e. a slimmer construction is possible. Up to 80% of the concrete volume could be saved in this way in the future.

About C3
In the C3 project under the leadership of TU Dresden, over 150 companies and research institutions are already working together to take the material carbon concrete composite into the future.

About Toho Tenax
Toho Tenax is the core company of the Teijin Group's carbon fibers business. The Toho Tenax Group is a leading carbon fiber manufacturer worldwide with facilities in Japan, Germany and the USA and a producer of a variety of semi-finished carbon-fiber based materials. Toho Tenax Europe GmbH is an affiliate being located in Germany and responsible for the European market.

Demonstrator, Comparison of steel rod and carbon composite rod and textile-reinforced concrete; © filmaton