Japanese chemical company, Teijin Limited announced the opening of its Technology Development Center, which will serve as a hub for developing high-performance materials solutions for the Teijin Group located at its Matsuyama Factory in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
The new center will also focus on expanding the company’s range of monitoring services.
The 7,700 square meter (roughly 83,000 square feet) center incorporates advanced fibers development functions, which were previously handled by the Osaka Research Center, as well as related company-wide solutions development and engineering.
The center will provide a base for research and development (R&D) and cross-business solutions development to help further the company’s high-performance fibers business capabilities and support its development of composite materials and solutions. It will also allow the group to oversee entire processes, from raw materials to end products and services.
The facility offers equipment for design, test production, measurement, analysis and evaluation of materials, parts, products and services. It also includes capabilities for the evaluation of what the company calls, super-tough lightweight structural materials, design and evaluation of smart wearables, as well as a burn evaluation system for protective clothing.
Teijin said the center will help promote new business opportunities by strengthening collaborations with Teijin Product Development China Co., Ltd., a yarn and textile product development facility, which opened in 2014 in Nantong, Jiangsu and will take advantage of the Matsuyama Factory’s R&D activities with plastics, carbon fibers and composites.
The company is currently working on projects involving smart wearables and high-performance super-tough lightweight structural materials.