Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. will establish a research and development facility for fibers including polyester fibers in Thailand.
Located in the Thailand Science Park, a private-sector science and technology hub that the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) will open in January 2018, Teijin Frontier Thai Innovation Laboratory (TFTIL) will mainly research polymers as raw materials for polyester and other fibers and related manufacturing and processing technologies, and will enable Teijin Frontier to establish a comprehensive production framework for polyester fibers, from R&D of polymers to manufacture and processing, all in Thailand.
TFTIL also will collaborate with Teijin’s polymerization and fiber R&D facilities in Matsuyama, Japan and Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd. in Nantong, China as three strategic R&D hubs in Asia. In addition, TFTIL will enable Teijin Frontier to easily collaborate with Thai governmental R&D bodies based in NSTDA to develop high-performance, high-quality and cost-competitive products.
Teijin Frontier is strengthening its nurture of excellent personnel to assume key roles in an expanding range of R&D initiatives to support the company’s production and technology operations in Thailand. The company expects to enhance its response to global demands for polyester fibers that offer diverse functions, applications and markets.
Teijin Frontier has established comprehensive operations for fiber, fabric, textile-processing and sewn-product production and sales in Thailand, the hub of Teijin Frontier’s global polyester fiber business. The company’s global polyester fiber business is supported by free trade agreements, such as the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership and ASEAN China Free Trade Agreement.