Teijin opens R&D centre in Matsuyama for composites development

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Tokyo-headquartered Teijin Limited has opened an R&D 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.

Integrating advanced fibres development functions previously handled by the Osaka Research Centre, as well related company-wide solutions development and engineering, the technical centre will serve as a core R&D base and nexus of cross-business solutions development to fortify Teijin’s capabilities in the fibre business and support its development of composite materials and solutions combining products and services.

The 7,700 sq m 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 (to be transferred from Osaka Research Centre in December). The centre is also equipped with facilities for design, test production, measurement, analysis and evaluation of materials, parts, products and services.

It will initially will 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 has a technical centre in China, a yarn and textile product development site opened last year in Nantong, Jiangsu.


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