Teijin Aramid of Arnhem, the Netherlands, a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Teijin Group, has announced it will raise prices for its synthetic heat-resistant fiber Twaron products. The across-the-board price increase will be 7 percent as existing contracts allow.
Twaron products are used worldwide in such applications and markets as automotive, ballistic protection, marine and protective clothing. It makes four lines of high-performance aramids at plants in The Netherlands and Japan.
In other news for the company, Teijin Aramid researchers in the Netherlands and at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have been awarded the Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibers Prize for corporate-academic partnerships in fiber research.
Marcin Otto, business development manager at Teijin Aramid, and Matteo Pasquali from Rice University were cited for their development of a new generation of “super fibers” using carbon nanotubes. The new fibers combine high thermal and electrical conductivity—as seen in metals—with the flexibility, robust handling and strength of textile fibers.