Teijin Limited announced that it has established the European Sustainable Technology Innovation Center (ESTIC) in Arnhem, Netherlands as a research and development facility tasked with developing technologies for a more sustainable world. As a research and development hub for Teijin’s environmental-value solutions, ESTIC will facilitate collaboration among researchers across borders to strengthen development initiatives in Teijin’s various business units. ESTIC will also undertake the challenge of developing all-new businesses that leverage the lifecycle capabilities of Teijin’s core materials and the development of green materials to support the global circular economy. This includes efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and to stimulate the hydrogen economy.
ESTIC will also establish a satellite office at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, an
international open-innovation community active in performance materials, sustainable
processes and biomedical solutions in Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands, to further activate
communication with external innovation communities and research institutes.
Teijin, aiming to be a company that supports the society of the future as well as the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), looks forward to ESTIC
contributing to the development of sustainable products and technologies that help to
lower environmental impact.
Since the signing of the Paris Agreement, the world has come to recognize
decarbonization as an urgent global task, based on which the agreement’s signatory
nations have declared their respective national goals to realize carbon neutrality. Teijin
declared its long-term goals for reducing environmental impact in the company’s
2020-2022 management plan, entitled ALWAYS EVOLVING, that was announced in
February 2020. The company is now pursuing growth and development in line with
these goals. Teijin also supports the United Nations Global Compact as well as the
SDGs through measures such as developing environmental solutions for a more
Under Teijin’s medium-term management plan to continuously create accurate business
opportunities and accelerate market development, the company is prioritizing initiatives to strengthen internal and external collaboration, further diversity and inclusion, and fast-track innovation, ultimately to support the company’s development of innovative products and services.