Tokyo, Japan, December 10, 2014 --- Teijin Limited announced today that mass production of its new phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 began at a 1,000-tons-per-annum plant operated by chemical manufacturer Chitec Technology (Taipei, Taiwan) on November 25.
Teijin is developing FCX-210 applications for enhanced safety and reduced environmental impact in the automotive and electronics fields and sales for flame retardant market are expected to reach 4 billion JPY (33.9 million USD) by 2018.
After developing FCX-210 in 2013, Teijin signed a manufacturing license agreement with Chitec Technology, which subsequently invested in and constructed a mass-production facility at a cost of 400 million TWD (12.9 million USD).
FCX-210 is a new type of phosphorus flame retardant incorporating Teijin’s proprietary molecular design technology. It enhances flame retardance in a broad range of resins, including ABS, polystyrene and nylon, materials in which conventional phosphorus flame retardants are less effective. Only a small amount of FCX-210 needs to be added, helping to maintain the original properties of base resins. It also is halogen-free, an increasing demand among environmentally conscious manufacturers.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY784.4 billion (USD 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 768.4 billion (USD 7.5 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.
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