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Japan: Production of Aramid Fibres Capacity Expansion at Teijin's Technora Plant in Japan

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Teijin's Aramid Business announced the completion of a new production line at its Technora production facility in Matsuyama, Japan.

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At the plant in Matsuyama in Japan, Teijin Aramid produces the para-aramid Technora. (sample image)
At the plant in Matsuyama in Japan, Teijin Aramid produces the para-aramid Technora. (sample image)
(Source: Teijin Aramid)

Arnhem/Netherlands — The investment was announced in March 2016. As of now, the additional production line at the Technora production facility in Matsuyama, Japan, is operating at full capacity.

According to the manufacturer, Technora aramid fiber features high tensile strength and resistance to impact, fatigue, chemicals, moisture and heat; meeting the specific requirements of a range of applications such as reinforcement materials for transmission belts & hoses for industrial & automotive applications and the oil & gas industry.

Gert Frederiks, CEO & President of Teijin Aramid BV: "With the expansion of our Technora capacity we are able to meet the growing market demand for this unique high performance product. We are working on very interesting developments in offshore such as cables for lifting applications." In the past years, 5 % of the annual revenue has been invested into R&D activities.

Recently, the company also announced expanding aramid production capacity for its Twaron super fiber. It will invest in new spinning technology at the Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, starting up in the first quarter of 2019.

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