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.|
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.|