Teijin Increasing Technora Para-Aramid Fiber Production Capacity

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

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Teijin Frontier Establishes Subsidiary in Mexico

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber-products converting company, established Teijin Frontier Mexico S.A. de C.V in Mexico City on February 3rd as its first automotive material subsidiary in the Americas. The subsidiary will manufacture and sell materials for auto manufacturing, and will serve as the headquarters for the North American market, where Teijin Frontier is aiming to expand its market share by supplying rubber and materials for car seats and airbags to Japanese and other automobile companies operating in Mexico. Sales and marketing activities are scheduled to begin in July 2016.

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Toray International Importance Attached to Markets of German-Speaking Countries

Toray International, Inc. will present approximately 100 items at View Premium Selection including the most suitable brushed fabrics and wool-like polyester fabrics for the fall/winter season. According to Kazuhiko Ishihara, General Manager of the Textiles Trading Dept. at Toray International, the company is focused on exhibitions in Germany including Munich Fabric Start that will be held after View Premium Selection. This is attributable to the following facts regarding German-speaking countries: (1) They continue to remain Europe’s largest apparel market, (2) Apparel and textile suppliers strongly have a maker temperament, and (3) Made-in-Japan fabrics are highly appreciated in these markets. Toray International is actively proposing made-in-Japan fabrics leveraging on the production

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