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Netherlands' Teijin Aramid wins innovation award for Twaron

22 Mar '24
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Pic: Teijin Aramid
Pic: Teijin Aramid


  • Teijin Aramid has received Tire Technology International Materials Innovation of the Year award for Twaron with recycled aramid fibre.
  • This innovation emphasises sustainable solutions without compromising performance.
  • Through collaboration and industrial-scale production, Teijin Aramid leads in driving sustainability in tire manufacturing.
Teijin Aramid has been honoured with the Tire Technology International Materials Innovation of the Year award. This award is voted on by a panel of over 25 tire industry experts and recognises industry-leading advancements. The accolade celebrates Teijin Aramid's development of Twaron with recycled aramid fibre, an innovative approach to recycling aramid fibre through physical processes.

This award is an acknowledgment by the tire industry of the value of this recycling work and highlights the importance of making sustainable solutions which still meet high performance standards, the company said in a press release.

“We believe our responsibility does not stop with reducing our carbon footprint, it extends to re-using our material at end-of-life. Our goal is not only to minimise our contribution to climate change but to make thoughtful use and reuse of the resources we have on our planet,” said Hendrik de Zeeuw, chief commercial officer Teijin Aramid.

This innovation was made possible through a collaborative effort, embodying Teijin Aramid’s partnership ethos and shared expertise. Teijin Aramid has already achieved the first industrial-scale production of Twaron with recycled content, and efforts are being furthered through the Aramazing Consortium: a group of leading industry partners and research institutions. This approach underscores the collective commitment to driving sustainability.

“At the heart of pioneering sustainable solutions lies the power of partnership. It’s through collaboration that we unlock the potential for groundbreaking advancements,” said Jan Roos, chief sustainability officer Teijin Aramid.

By integrating Twaron with recycled content into tire manufacturing, companies can produce more sustainable tires without compromising on performance, setting a new standard for environmental responsibility in the automotive sector. The inclusion of Twaron in the cap ply, belt, and carcass of tire designs significantly reduces the weight of passenger car tires, thereby lowering CO2 emissions by up to 2g/km/car. This is not just an advancement in tire technology, it's a step towards more sustainable mobility.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)

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