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2nd May 2018, Tokyo

Teijin strengthens carbon fibre operations in Asia

Tenax carbon fibre. © Teijin Teijin has announced the establishment of Teijin Carbon Shanghai in Shanghai, China, and Teijin Carbon Taiwan in Taipei, Taiwan, as sales affiliated companies to capitalise on the expanding demand for carbon fibre and further strengthen Teijin’s global business capabilities.

Both affiliated companies will serve as bases to develop carbon fibre business and expand sales in their promising markets. Previously, offices were established in Shanghai in December 2002 and Taipei in April 2014 to identify demand opportunities and provide customer services in China and Taiwan. These two offices now have been respectively absorbed by the new subsidiaries.

Internal collaborations will also be developed with Teijin Carbon Singapore, an existing Southeast Asian carbon-fibre affiliated company, to strengthen Teijin’s presence the fast-growing Asian region ranging from upstream to downstream business sectors.

“Demands for carbon fibre are growing in China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia,” the company reports. “Rising standards of living in these markets are stimulating increased demand for high-end sports and leisure goods made with carbon fibre. In addition, increasing environmental measures and infrastructure upgrades are expected to expand the use of carbon fibre for industrial applications such as wind turbine generators, civil engineering and pressure vessels.”

Teijin is a technology-driven group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness.

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 170 companies and around 19,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide.

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