Teijin Aramid expanding aramid production for Twaron
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Teijin Aramid expanding aramid production for Twaron
Jul '17
Courtesy: Teijin Aramid
Courtesy: Teijin Aramid
Teijin Aramid is expanding its aramid production capacity for its Twaron super fibre. It will invest in new spinning technology at the Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, in the first quarter of 2019. The demand for para-aramid fibre Twaron is increasing and the new spinning technology will enable the company to increase the production capacity.

Teijin Aramid is constantly investing in its technology to create innovative aramid products and solutions together with its customers. In the past years, five per cent of the annual revenue has been invested into research and development activities.

Twaron, Teijin Aramid's high-performance super fibre, is used more often and in more advanced products in different industries. Gert Frederiks, CEO and president of Teijin Aramid states: "This investment underscores our ambition to produce and deliver sustainable and cost efficient products to the market and reinforces our position as global market leader. It will enable us to meet the growing market demand and simultaneously implement the latest technology." The spinning capacity expansion is planned to start in the first quarter of 2019.

The new technology also results in further automation of the spinning process which is a huge improvement in the amount of physical work for operators. This is in line with Teijin Aramid's plans to further automate production and improve HSE (health, safety, environment) aspects.

As of April 1, 2017, Teijin has merged all its aramid activities into one global business unit. Since then, Teijin Aramid is responsible for all aramid and polyethylene products the company is producing, developing and selling. Therefore, the Teijin Aramid organisation now has aramid production facilities in Thailand (Teijinconex neo), Japan (Teijinconex and Technora) and The Netherlands (Twaron and Endumax). (SV)

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