Teijin Aramid will expand its production capacity for Twaron aramid fiber with investments made in new spinning technology at the Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands.
Twaron high-performance para-aramid fiber is in growing demand, and the new spinning technology will enable the company to increase its production capacity for meeting growing market demand. Teijin Aramid is constantly investing in technology to create innovative aramid products and solutions together with customers. In the past years, 5% of its annual revenue has been invested in R&D activities.
Twaron is increasingly being used in more advanced products in various industries. Gert Frederiks, CEO and President of Teijin Aramid, says, “These investments underscore our ambition to produce and deliver sustainable and cost efficient products to the market, and reinforces our position as a global market leader. It will enable us to meet growing market demand, and simultaneously implement the latest technology.”
The spinning capacity expansion is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2019.
The new technology will also result in further automation of the spinning process, which is a huge improvement in the amount of physical work for operators. This is in line with Teijin Aramid’s plans to further automate production and improve HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) aspects.
Since Teijin merged all of its aramid activities into one global business unit on April 1st, 2017, Teijin Aramid has been responsible for all aramid and polyethylene products the company is producing, developing and selling. The Teijin Aramid organization now has aramid production facilities in Thailand (Teijinconex neo), Japan (Teijinconex and Technora) and the Netherlands (Twaron and Endumax).