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Teijin has opened its Technology Development Centre at its Matsuyama Factory in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan to serve as a central base for developing high-performance materials solutions for the Teijin Group, effective immediately.
According to Teijin, the Technology Development Centre will serve as a core R&D base and nexus of cross-business solutions development, to fortify Teijin’s capabilities in the high-performance fibres business and support its development of composite materials and solutions combining products and services.
Teijin says it is under a strategic effort to strengthen long-term growth and develop new solutions by integrating key capabilities among its diverse businesses and technologies. The Technology Development Centre will enable the group to rapidly address cross-business solutions development and oversee entire processes, from materials to end products and services.
The 7,700 m2 centre has facilities for test production and evaluation of super-tough lightweight structural materials, design and evaluation of smart wearables and a burn evaluation system for protective clothing. The centre is also equipped with facilities for design, measurement, analysis and evaluation of materials, parts, products and services.
Teijin says it will initially focus on developing solutions for high-performance composite materials and expanding its scope of monitoring services. Projects are already underway for smart wearables and super-tough lightweight structural materials to be developed by integrating high-performance materials and IT.
Teijin also looks forward to accelerating new business opportunities by strengthening collaborations with Teijin Product Development China, a yarn and textile product development site which opened last year in Nantong, Jiangsu, while leveraging the Matsuyama Factory’s R&D functions in plastics, carbon fibres and composites.
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