Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) have been widely adopted as a material in the latest aircraft and automotive frames. Among all composite materials, CFRPs are particularly lightweight, possess high specific strength, and are even highly corrosion-resistant. Accordingly, their use is expected to grow in a variety of fields. Particularly in the transportation field, lightweight materials lead to lower fuel consumption, which has a direct connection to reducing environmental load. In addition, this feature can be appreciated firsthand, as CFRPs are already utilized as raw materials in sporting goods and other everyday products. In Japan, which leads the world in the development and production of carbon fiber and plastic raw materials, research has accelerated in the search for even higher performance materials and processing methods. Shimadzu provides a range of instruments and systems for analysis, testing, and inspection evaluations (from analysis and testing pre-treatment to data analysis), thereby contributing to resolving a variety of problems at each phase, from the development of CFRP raw materials to product durability evaluations.