Teijin Ltd. has announced it will expand Technora para-aramid fiber production by 10 percent through increasing capacity in Teijin’s Matsuyama Factory. Construction begins in June at a cost of 1.5 billion Japanese yen ($13.2 million), with operation slated to begin from October 2017.
Teijin and the group’s core aramid-fibers business, Teijin Aramid B.V., will jointly expand the worldwide sales of Technora in response to increasing market demand.
Teijin’s Twaron, Technora para-aramid fibers are used in such applications as reinforcement materials for automobile rubber parts and composites, protective clothing and civil engineering ropes and cables. Technora is produced by Teijin Ltd. in Japan, and Twaron is produced by Teijin Aramid in the Netherlands.
Commercially available since 1987, Technora features high-tensile strength and resistance to impact, fatigue, chemicals, moisture and heat to meet the needs of a range of applications such as reinforcement materials for transmission belts, hoses and grounding material.
Teijin offers solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers and composites, healthcare, films, resin and plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT.