Teijin Limited will expand its Technora para-aramid fiber production by 10% through increasing the capacity at its Matsuyama Factory.
Construction will begin this June at a cost of 1.5 billion yen, with operation slated to begin from October 2017.
Teijin and Teijin Aramid B.V., the group’s core aramid-fiber business, will jointly expand the worldwide sales of Technora in response to growing demands in global markets.
High-performance composite materials offering new value are one of the four business pillars in the Transformation and Growth Strategies of Teijin’s current medium-term business plan. Promising fields for Teijin’s high-performance fibers include infrastructure and energy, safety, functional paper and filters, and mobility. By increasing the Technora capacity, the company is putting higher priority on leveraging high-performance materials in advanced solutions to meet diverse demands in global markets.
Teijin is a world leader in para-aramid fibers. Renowned for their strength, tensile modulus and resistance to impact, Teijin’s Twaron, Technora para-aramid fibers are used worldwide for applications including reinforcement materials for automobile rubber parts and composites to civil engineering ropes and cables as well as protective clothing. Technora is produced by Teijin Limited in Japan, and Twaron by Teijin Aramid in the Netherlands.