History

Year Main Topics
1957 Jul. The New York office, the first in the U.S. for Toray, opens.
1965 Dec. The New York office is formally incorporated as Toray New York Inc.
1971 Oct. Toray Industries (America), Inc. replaces Toray New York Inc. as the representative company of Toray in the U.S.
1985 May Toray purchases U.S. polypropylene film manufacturer Trea Industries Inc., which is currently known as Toray Plastics (America) Inc.
1988 Feb. Toray Marketing & Sales (America), Inc. is formed.
1989 Dec. Toray Resin Company is formed.
1991 Jan. Production of LUMIRROR®, polyester film, begins at Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
1991 Apr. Boeing Inc. begins using TORAYCA® carbon fiber prepreg as the primary structural material for its B777 aircraft.
1992 May Toray Composites (America), Inc. is formed.
1997 Jan. Production of PEF®, olefin foam, begins at Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
May Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc. is formed.
1998 Jun. Toray Ultrasuede (America), Inc. (integrated with Toray International America Inc. in 2010) is formed.
2000 Jun. Toray Membrane America Inc. is formed.
2002 Jul. Toray acquires the fluorofiber business of DuPont, and establishes Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc.
2006 Apr. Toray and Boeing sign an agreement for a long-term supply of TORAYCA® carbon fiber composite materials.
2006 Jun. Toray Membrane USA, Inc. (absorbing the operations of Toray Membrane America Inc.) is formed.
2007 Oct. Toray International America Inc. replaces Toray Marketing & Sales (America), Inc. to better cater to ever increasing needs for more global integrations.
2011 Sep. Furthering our commitment to environmentally friendly practices, a new solar-power generation farm is opened at our North Kingstown, Rhode Island, facility.
2014 Feb. Zoltek Companies, Inc.
A manufacturer of large-tow carbon fibers joins the Toray Group.