Teijin Aramid has increased its production capacity at a new production line at its Technora production facility in Matsuyama, Japan.
The company says that, as of now, extra Technora capacity is available for Teijin Aramid’s customers globally.
Teijin specializes in producing a fiber known as aramid, which is used in a variety of applications, such as car and bicycle tires.
The new investment was announced last year, and from now on the extra production line at the Technora production facility in Matsuyama, Japan, is ready to produce on full capacity, says the company.
Technora was independently developed by Teijin in Japan and has been available since 1987.
Teijin says Technora aramid fiber features high tensile strength and resistance to impact, fatigue, chemicals, moisture and heat, and meets the specific requirements of a range of applications such as reinforcement materials for transmission belts and hoses for industrial and automotive applications and the oil and gas industry.
The demand for Technora is continuously growing and has been produced by a full-capacity operation, with its global market steadily increasing since 2014.
Gert Frederiks, CEO of Teijin Aramid, says: “With the expansion of our Technora capacity we are able to meet the growing market demand for this unique high-performance product.
“We are working on very interesting developments in offshore such as cables for lifting applications.
“The product has proven itself for already 30 years now and is used in many different applications and markets.”
Teijin Aramid is constantly investing in its technology to create innovative aramid products and solutions together with its customers.
In the past years, 5 per cent of the annual revenue has been invested into research and development activities.
Recently, the company also announced expanding aramid production capacity for its Twaron super fiber.
It will invest in new spinning technology at the Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, starting up in the first quarter of 2019.