Teijin Opens Technology Development Center in Matsuyama

Development Hub for High-performance Material Solutions

Tokyo, Japan, August 5, 2015 --- Teijin Limited announced today the opening of the Technology Development Center at its Matsuyama Factory in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan to serve as a central base for developing high-performance materials solutions for the Teijin group, effective immediately.

Integrating advanced fibers development functions previously handled by the Osaka Research Center, as well related company-wide solutions development and engineering, the Technology Development Center will serve as a core R&D base and nexus of cross-business solutions development to fortify Teijin’s capabilities in the high-performance fibers business and support its development of composite materials and solutions combining products and services.

Teijin, under a strategic effort to strengthen long-term growth, is developing new solutions by integrating key capabilities among its diverse businesses and technologies. The Technology Development Center will enable the group to rapidly address cross-business solutions development and oversee entire processes, from materials to end products and services.

The 7,700 m2 center has facilities for test production and evaluation of super-tough lightweight structural materials, design and evaluation of smart wearables and a burn evaluation system for protective clothing (to be transferred from Osaka Research Center in December). The center is also equipped with facilities for design, test production, measurement, analysis and evaluation of materials, parts, products and services.

The Technology Development Center initially will focus on developing solutions for high-performance composite materials and expanding its scope of monitoring services. Projects are already underway for smart wearables and super-tough lightweight structural materials to be developed by integrating high-performance materials and IT.

The Technology Development Center also looks forward to accelerating new business opportunities by strengthening collaborations with Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd., a yarn and textile product development site opened last year in Nantong, Jiangsu, while leveraging the Matsuyama Factory’s R&D functions in plastics, carbon fibers and composites.

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 JPY786.2 billion (USD 6.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.7 billion (USD 6.9 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. 

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