Teijin Limited has opened a Technology Development Center at its Matsuyama Factory in Matsuyama, Japan for the research and development of its high performance fibers and composite materials business.
The 7,700 m2 center has facilities for test production and evaluation of structural materials, design and evaluation of smart wearables and a burn evaluation system for protective clothing (to be transferred from the Osaka Research Center in December). The center is also equipped with facilities for design, test production, measurement, analysis and evaluation of materials, parts, products and services.
The center 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 lightweight structural materials to be developed by integrating high materials and IT.
The company also plans to make new business opportunities by strengthening collaborations with Teijin Product Development China Co, Ltd, a yarn and textile product development site opened last year in Nantong, Jiangsu, while leveraging the Matsuyama Factory’s R&D functions in plastics, carbon fibers and composites.
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