A New Beginning (Late 1990s ~)
|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 tablet (5mg).|
|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.|
|2008||April||Long-term goals for environmental preservation was enacted, and Teijin Group Environment-Friendly Design Guidelines were formulated.|
Innovation Research Institute (currently Iwakuni R&D Center) was established.
|June||Acquired majority stake in GH Craft Ltd., a manufacturer with an outstanding record in the design and development of advanced composite materials.|
|2009||February||Teijin Pharma Limited established Esteve Teijin Healthcare S.L.-a joint venture with leading Spanish pharmaceuticals manufacturer Laboratorios del Dr. Esteve S.A.-to oversee HOT business in Europe.|
|2010||April||Transferred stake in P.T. Teijin Indonesia Fiber Tbk to a third party.|
Developed world's first mass production technology for carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP)
|May||Teijin Pharma Limited commenced sales of hyperuricemia and gout treatment FEBURIC (TMX-67) in Japan.|
Commenced commercial production of high-performance polyethylene products.
Lib separator production joint venture (currently Teijin Lielsort Korea Co., Ltd.) in South Korea was established.
|December||Teijin Advanced Composites America Inc. was established in the United States.|
|2012||March||Signed an agreement with the China Chemical Fibers Association to enter into a comprehensive alliance.|
Teijin Techno Products Limited and industrial fibers business of Teijin Fibers Limited were realigned and integrated into Teijin Limited.
N.I. Teijin Shoji Co., Ltd. and apparel business of Teijin Fibers Limited have been integrated and launched Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
Teijin Chemicals Ltd was integrated into Teijin Limited.
|May||Teijin Composites Innovation Center was moved to the Matsuyama Factory.|
|September||Joint venture Initz Co., Ltd. was established with SK Chemicals Ltd. to start polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins business.|
|2014||April||Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd. was established.|
|June||Joint venture Teijin FRA Tire Cord (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established to produce tire cords.|
Joint venture Teijin Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd., was established to facilitate entry into the market for joint prostheses.
|August||Technology Development Center was opened in Matsuyama as a development hub for high-performance material solutions.|
Started Operation of New R&D Center to accelerate material and pharmaceutical integrated development.
|2016||September||Teijin Film Solutions Limited was established as a wholly owned subsidiary as a resulf of dissolving of the joint venture arrangement with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha for Teijin DuPont Films Japan Limited.|
Acquired Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation, one of the global leaders in automotive lightweight composite technologies.
|May||Entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Merck & Co., Inc., U.S.A., for the development, manufacture and commercialization of an investigational antibody candidate targeting tau, for a possible new treatment of Alzheimer's disease.|
|July||Teijin Medical Technologies Co., Ltd., was established to expand the bone-connecting material business.|
|2018||March||New carbon-fiber business subsidiary Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. was established in the U.S. city of Greenwood, South Carolina, the Unaited States.|
|March||Resin compound plant and R&D Facility was established in Teijin Corporation (Thailand) Limited.|
|April||Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. was integrated into Teijin Limited.|
|August||Acquired J.H. Ziegler GmbH, a leading supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany.|
|Acquired Inapal Plasticos SA, a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal.|