Teijin’s Aramid Business announced the completion of a new production line at its Technora production facility in Matsuyama, Japan.
The extra Technora capacity is now ready to produce at full capacity for Teijin Aramid customers globally.
Technora aramid fiber features high tensile strength and resistance to impact, fatigue, chemicals, moisture and heat. The Technora product celebrates its 30th anniversary this year after the official introduction in 1987.
Gert Frederiks, CEO & President of Teijin Aramid BV, says, “With the expansion of our Technora capacity, we are able to meet growing market demand for this unique high-performance product. We are working on very interesting developments in offshore, such as cables for lifting applications. The product has proven itself for already 30 years now, and is used in many different applications and markets.”
Technora was independently developed by Teijin in Japan, and has been available for customers globally since 1987. Demand for Technora is growing continuously, and has been produced by full-capacity operation, with its global market steadily expanding since 2014.
Teijin Aramid is constantly investing in technology to create innovative aramid products and solutions together with customers. In the past years, 5 percent of the annual revenue has been invested into R&D activities.
The company is also recently expanding its aramid production capacity for Twaron super fiber. It will invest in new spinning technology at the Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, with start-up scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.