Teijin increase para-aramid fiber capacity in The Netherlands

Teijin to increase para-aramid fiber capacity in The Netherlands

6:56 AM, 29th December 2017
Twaron - A versatile, high performance fiber. (File Photo)
Twaron - A versatile, high performance fiber. (File Photo)

ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS: Teijin Aramid said it will increase the production capacity for its Twaron® super fibre by more than 25 percent. This additional capacity will become available within the next five years (year 2022).

Teijin Aramid is currently implementing a new spinning technology at its Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, as was communicated in July 2017. The extra capacity of that investment will become available as of May 2018. The demand for Teijin’s high-performance para-aramid fibre Twaron is increasing all the time, and the market outlook is positive. The aramid business is expected to grow at the rate of 8 percent per year, the company said.

With this capacity expansion, Teijin Aramid will be able to meet future market demand and provide its customers with the material they need to excel in their markets.

Teijin Aramid aims to capture a substantial part of the global market growth, which should eventually lead to a future market share bigger than 50 percent.

“This new investment in increased capacity will help us, as market leader, to meet market demand, anyplace and anytime,” said Gert Frederiks, CEO and president of Teijin Aramid. “It is our strategy to continuously invest in both optimizing our production facilities and in increasing our Twaron capacity. This will enable us to provide our customers with best-value products, in the right quantity, the right quality, and at the best price.”

By introducing the lean methodology and internal optimization programs, Teijin Aramid has been able to increase its Twaron production capacity by 130 percent since 1999.

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