Teijin starts OEM production of FR in Taiwan

Japanese chemicals firm Teijin has started mass production of its new phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 at a 1,000-tonne-per-annum plant operated by chemical manufacturer Chitec Technology (Taipei, Taiwan).

Teijin is developing FCX-210 applications for enhanced safety and reduced environmental impact in the automotive and electronics fields. Sales are expected to reach 4 billion JPY (US$33.9 million) by 2018.

After developing FCX-210 in 2013, Teijin signed a manufacturing license agreement with Chitec Technology, which subsequently invested in and constructed a mass-production facility at a cost of 400 million TWD (US$12.9 million).

FCX-210 is a new type of phosphorus flame retardant incorporating Teijin’s proprietary molecular design technology. It enhances flame retardance in a broad range of resins, including ABS, polystyrene and nylon, materials in which conventional phosphorus flame retardants are less effective. Only a small amount of FCX-210 needs to be added, helping to maintain the original properties of base resins. It also is halogen-free, an increasing demand among environmentally conscious manufacturers.

Teijin group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY784.4 billion (US$ 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 768.4 billion (US$ 7.5 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.


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