Our Advantage

ALDILA® has been a world-leading producer of composite golf shafts since 1972. That’s over 45 years of designing, developing, and launching dozens of shaft brands and manufacturing hundreds of shaft designs — many of which have been played by the world’s best golfers.

We not only manufacture the golf shaft, but now can leverage Mitsubishi Chemical’s global resources, which include all of the critical raw materials that make up the golf shaft including the monomer, acrylic fiber, carbon fiber, resin, and prepreg. This vertical integration advantage means we can leverage our parent company’s strength to make virtually any combination of resins and fibers required to optimize a golf shaft's design and performance.

The majority of our competitors, work with a relatively limited list of raw materials from a finite number of available suppliers. They typically purchase stock prepreg, which can require designs to be adjusted to the limitations of the available materials. Our ability to make any composition of resin or fiber and combine them into our own prepreg sets us apart from our competition.

We are driven by performance and deliver performance through innovation.

  • Monomers

    Basic raw materials consisting of simple molecular structures (monomers) are combined to produce Acrylonitrile (AN). AN is then polymerized to form polyacrylonitrile (PAN). Mitsubishi Chemical uses the highest grade materials available to create AN and PAN.

  • Precursor

    A solution of PAN is then spun into precursor. The process of creating precursor heavily influences the quality and consistency of the carbon fiber. It is a process in which Mitsubishi Chemical has refined and perfected over the past 60-years.

  • Carbon Fiber

    Precursor is oxidized and carbonized in ovens to produce carbon fiber. Mitsubishi Chemical produces carbon fiber for a variety of different applications and is one of the largest manufacturers of carbon fiber in the world.

  • Resins

    Mitsubishi Chemical has developed many different resin systems that posses a variety of mechanical properties (e.g. high-heat resistance, strength, toughness).

  • Prepreg

    Carbon fibers are impregnated with resin to produce ready-to-mold material in sheet form. Mitsubishi Chemical produces a variety of different types of prepreg for many different applications (e.g. aerospace, sporting goods, etc.).

  • Golf Shafts

    Different types of prepreg are then cut into specific patterns and rolled to create a composite golf shaft. Mitsubishi Chemical has over 20-years of experience in designing and developing premium, performance oriented golf shafts.