About Us


A New Beginning (Late 1990s ~ Late 2000s)

1998 January The Corporate Ethics Committee was launched.
April Corporate Standard of Conduct was enacted.
June Began sales of SAFHS, a device used for the accelerated healing of certain fractures.
December Signed agreement with Byk Gulden Lomburg Chemische Fabrik GmbH of Germany to develop and market spray-type inhalers and a steroid preparation in Japan.
1999 April Advisory Board was launched and corporate officer system was introduced.

Acquired an equity stake in Toho Rayon Co., Ltd., now called Toho Tenax Co., Ltd.

October Signed a licensing agreement with TAP Holdings Inc. of the United States for a new therapeutic agent for gout and hyperuricemia.
2000 January Polyester film joint venture with DuPont began operations in seven countries.
2001 February

Acquired Twaron® para-aramid business from Acordis B.V. of the Netherlands, and Teijin Twaron B.V. was established.

April Teijin Shoji Co., Ltd., merged with an apparel division of Nissho Iwai Corp.
Teijin Systems Technology Ltd. merged with the former Infocom Corporation.
July Toho Rayon Co., Ltd. changed company name to Toho Tenax Co., Ltd.
August Began sales of new osteoporosis treatment Bonalon®.
2002 March Infocom Corporation was listed on the JASDAQ market.
Withdrew from the acetate fibers business.
April Spun off apparel-use polyester fibers business as a separate company, Teijin Fibers Limited.
New chemical recycling operations were launched at Teijin Fibers Limited Tokuyama Factory.
July "Fiber to Fiber" recycling system was launched, helping to enhance public awareness of recycling.
Teijin Chemicals Plastic Compounds (Shanghai) Ltd was established.
2003 March Teijin Polycarbonate China Ltd. was established
April A holding company system was introduced.
Spun off industrial-use polyester fibers business as a separate company, Teijin Techno Products Limited.

New corporate brand including new logo and brand statement was rebuilt.

A Corporate Governance Guide was enacted.
July Concluded a cross-licensing agreement with Beaufour Ipsen S. A. of France.
October Spun off pharmaceutical and medical business as a separate company, Teijin Pharma Limited.
December Teijin DuPont Nylon Limited dissolved.
2004 August Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. acquired the U.S. polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fiber business from Acordis BV, of the Netherlands and established a base in North America.
November The Shanghai Branch of the China Marketing Office was established with the aim of strengthening Groupwide marketing in the China.
2006 April Basic Policy for Internal Control System was enacted.
June Opened offices in India and Russia and established a local corporation in China.
October Teijin Pharma Limited established Yuyu Teijin Medicare Inc. a joint venture with Yuyu Inc. in South Korea.
2007 July Announced sustainable environment declaration, aiming for 20% reduction in CO2 emission by 2020.
September Teijin Twaron B.V. was renamed to Teijin Aramid B.V.