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Teijin Twaron to Expand Capacity Again

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.






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