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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Building the Dreamliner: Composites take shape

It all starts with a thread: Toray employee Benny Karlssondoes a fiber repair in the creel room at the Toray composites plant in Frederickson. From this flat carbon thread and epoxy resin, Toray produces a roll of black tape that is the raw material for the composite plastic structure of the 787.