Japan’s high-performance fiber industry discussed

November 18th, 2016

At IFAI Expo 2016 in October, IFAI Japan conducted a Japan Technical Seminar to discuss the status of the Japanese chemical fibers industry. The Japan Chemical Fibers Association gave a presentation on “The future of Japanese high performance/high functional fibers.” The association consists of members of many of the leading global chemical fiber manufacturers, including […]

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Lightweight, soundproof material selected for 2016 Toyota Prius

March 31st, 2016

Hayashi Telempu Corporation’s V-Wave™ soundproof material made with Teijin Limited’s V-Lap™ nonwoven polyester fabric will be used for soundproofing in the 2016 Toyota Prius. As environmental regulations continue to become increasingly strict worldwide, there are growing demands for solutions that help improve vehicle fuel efficiency, including weight reduction. Made with recycled polyester, the vertically oriented […]

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Teijin-equipped solar racecar places second

November 18th, 2015

OWL, an advanced solar-powered car developed by Kogakuin University using Teijin carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), finished in second place at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s largest solar car race, held Oct. 18-25 in Australia. Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., the core company of Tokyo-based Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, supplied the university with […]

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DAPBI halts Teijin Aramid program

October 28th, 2015

Dutch high-tech fiber developer Teijin Aramid has announced it is stopping its research program that would develop and commercialize aramid copolymers containing DAPBI. The prototype materials demonstrated good antiballistic performance, but use of the substance could be dangerous to people involved in the production of the monomer and copolymer. In recent years, Arnhem-based Teijin Aramid […]

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Teijin begins production of Teijinconex® neo

September 4th, 2015

Bangkok-based Teijin Corp. (Thailand) Ltd. has begun producing Teijinconex® neo, a new heat-resistant and dyeable meta-aramid fiber, at its premises in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Teijinconex neo’s heat resistance and dyeability offers solutions for the design and manufacture of protective apparel. Teijin’s technologies provide products that are compliant with the EU’s REACH (Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation […]

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Teijin Frontier offers new polyester fabric

July 10th, 2015

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Tokyo-based Teijin Group's fiber-product converting company, says it has developed an all-polyester material that achieves the pile structure of toweling and offers water absorbency, a soft texture and a unique bulky-but-lightweight feel. The company is developing a variety of applications for the new material, focusing on 2016 fall/winter sportswear, but […]

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Toho Tenax’s prepreg used in electric racecar

July 8th, 2015

Teijin Limited, Tokyo, says its carbon fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, made by Toho Tenax Co. Ltd. (the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business), was used in the lightweight body of the electric racecar that competed in the world-famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado in […]

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FabricLink honors 2015 innovators

April 10th, 2015

FabricLink Network has announced its Top 10 Innovation Award winners, recognized for producing exceptional textile-based materials and technologies that were launched in the past year and are commercially available. The awards, presented by the Tarzana, Calif.-based trade group, honors both companies and researchers in categories such as innovative manufacturing and production technologies, novel insulation solutions […]

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Kansai University and Teijin develop piezoelectric fabrics for wearables

March 6th, 2015

Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Ltd. have announced that Prof. Yoshiro Tajitsu, Engineering Science, Kansai University, and Teijin have developed what the company terms the world’s first polylactic acid (PLA) fiber- and carbon-fiber-based piezoelectric fabrics. The new piezoelectric fabrics combine Teijin’s polymer and textile technologies with Prof. Tajitsu’s knowledge of piezoelectric materials. Piezoelectricity is […]

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