03 December 2006
03 December 2006
Teijin Limited and Teijin Twaron will be increasing capacity for the fourth time in the six years, the latest expansion again increasing Twaron production capacity by approximately 15%.
The 3rd production expansion has been completed, as has the feasibility study for further expansion, announced in February this year. Teijin Twaron is increasing monomer and polymer capacity at both the Delfzijl and Emmen plants, and this extra capacity will gradually become available from the end of 2008.
Recent years have continuously shown a market growth of approximately 10% for para-aramid fibres, mainly in automotive, ballistic and optical fibre cable applications.
Sulfron, a new rubber compound ingredient derived from Twaron, is also seen by Teijin as having enormous potential and is one of the reasons for further growth of Teijin Twaron’s high performance fibres. The material is said to offer a number of benefits to the tyre industry, including a reduction in rolling resistance of 20% and a corresponding 5% reduction in fuel consumption.
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has partnered with Composites Australia to provide Australian civil and composite engineers with access to the latest knowledge on an innovative reinforcing solution to the costly corrosion of concrete infrastructure.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.
The Brazilian composite sector expects to close 2018 with a turnover of US$ 685 million, a high of 3.8% compared to the previous year.