Toray falsified quality data regarding carbon fibre testing


Another pillar of Japanese industry has admitted falsifying quality data, as Toray Industries, a manufacturer of materials including carbon fibre, said one of its subsidiaries had been providing clients with false product-test reports for years.

The subsidiary, Toray Hybrid Cord, makes cord-like materials used to strengthen tyres, car hose belts and paper-making belts.

Toray said it had identified 149 instances in which Toray Hybrid Cord altered data after internal tests showed its cords failed to meet manufacturing standards demanded by customers.

Toray said it had sold products with falsified test data to 13 customers between 2008 and 2016.

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