08 November 2016
08 November 2016
Teijinhas completed the purchase of approximately 1.8 million m2 (about 440 acre) commercial land in Greenwood, South Carolina, US.
Teijin explains that it plans to establish a highly-efficient carbon fibre production site for automotive and aircraft applications on the acquired land to meet diversified demands and create some 220 jobs with USD 600 million worth of investment around 2030.
The Teijin Group is leveraging its core strengths in integrated high-performance materials and healthcare. Through this investment, Teijin says it will accelerate its global expansion in integrated high-performance material businesses by utilising its trilateral hubs in Japan, US and Europe. Teijin will continue to evolve, aiming to become a company that supports future society.
The Teijin Group is implementing a solutions-oriented business model by combining and integrating materials, healthcare and IT technologies as part of its long-term management vision. To realise this strategy, Teijin focuses on developing integrated high-performance material businesses for automotive and aircraft applications and has been examining an appropriate footprint in North America. The company has also agreed to a full acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation (CSP), a leading automotive composite supplier in North America, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2016.
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.
Solvay has celebrated the groundbreaking of its Greenville, Texas, US, manufacturing footprint expansion that increases the site’s resin mixing capacity to meet the growing needs of commercial and military aerospace composite customers.
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.