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.
Hexcel reports that it will be launching a new UK government-backed £7.4 million research and development project Multi Axial Infused Materials (MAXIM).
Altair has acquired Componeering of Helsinki, Finland, developer of the ESAComp composites simulation software.
ELG Carbon Fibre has extended the certification of its quality management system, transitioning to the latest BS:EN 9100 2016 (AS 9100 Revision D) standard.