Teijin has opened a new Technology Development Centre at its Matsuyama Factory in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan to serve as a central base for developing high-performance materials.
Integrating advanced fibres development functions previously handled by the Osaka Research Centre, as well related company-wide solutions development and engineering, 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.
The company is developing 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 (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.
The Technology Development Centre 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.