Tokyo, Japan, February 16, 2016 --- Teijin Limited announced today that it received a Life Nanotechnology Award at the nano tech 2016 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan, from January 27 to 29.
The award recognizes the high potential of Teijin’s technologies and their wide-ranging applications. Teijin presented NANOFRONT ultra-fine polyester fiber made with the company’s proprietary island-in-sea composite-spinning technology, which is already used in healthcare for facemasks and skincare products. The technology for creating continuous yarn of carbon nanotubes developed by Teijin Aramid B.V.(Arnhem, The Netherlands) also was presented.
The nano tech Awards, including the Life Nanotechnology Award, commend innovative, pioneering nanotechnologies. Awardees are selected based on inspections of each exhibitor’s booth by members of the nano tech executive committee and judges. In addition to recognizing companies, organizations and universities that are contributing to the nanotechnology industry, the awards help to further these technologies by clarifying technical potential and market needs.
Looking ahead, Teijin will continue to propose new solutions through its development of nanofibers and other nanotechnologies.
nano tech, which is in its 15th year and now the world’s biggest international exhibition of its kind, exhibits nanotechnologies and related topics, including materials and knowhow for fabrication, evaluation and measurement. Results from the latest nanotech research are also presented at the conference.
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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