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5th August 2015, Tokyo

Teijin opens new Technology Development Center in Japan

The Technology Development Center is expected to enable the group to rapidly address cross-business solutions development and oversee entire processes. © Teijin Group Teijin, a leading technology group, has announced opening of the Technology Development Center at its Matsuyama Factory in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, to serve as a central base for developing high-performance materials solutions for the Teijin group, effective immediately.

The centre will integrate advanced fibres development functions previously handled by the Osaka Research Center, as well as related company-wide solutions development and engineering.

It will also serve as a core R&D base and nexus of cross-business solutions development to fortify Teijin’s capabilities in the high-performance fibres business and support its development of composite materials and solutions combining products and services.

Centre facilities

The Technology Development Center is expected to enable the group to rapidly address cross-business solutions development and oversee entire processes, from materials to end products and services.

 The 7,700m2 centre has facilities for test production and evaluation of super-tough lightweight structural materials, design and evaluation of smart wearables and a burn evaluation system for protective clothing (to be transferred from Osaka Research Center in December).

The centre is also equipped with facilities for design, test production, measurement, analysis and evaluation of materials, parts, products and services.

Initial focus

The Technology Development Center initially will focus on developing solutions for high-performance composite materials and expanding its scope of monitoring services. Projects are already underway for smart wearables and super-tough lightweight structural materials to be developed by integrating high-performance materials and IT.

The Technology Development Center also looks forward to accelerating new business opportunities by strengthening collaborations with Teijin Product Development China, a yarn and textile product development site opened last year in Nantong, Jiangsu, while leveraging the Matsuyama Factory’s R&D functions in plastics, carbon fibres and composites, the company reports.

Teijin Group

Teijin is a technology-driven group offering advanced 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 fibres, such as aramid, carbon fibres and composites, healthcare, films, resin and plastic processing, polyester fibres, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide.

www.teijin.com

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