Teijin Aramid announces phase two production capacity increase

Teijin Aramid has announced its second round of activities to increase its production capacity. Back in 2017, the company targeted a 25% capacity increase spread over 5 years to keep up with growing market demands for its range of lightweight composite materials. 

After the first step of capacity increase through debottlenecking, Teijin Aramid now moves to the major part of the investment. As a key enabler for innovation in a variety of markets, ranging from air cargo containers to heat-resistant clothing, Teijin Aramid aims to reinforce its position as a market leader and finalize the capacity increase by 2022.

Our end goal is to have a sustainable and circular aramid supply chain. On the one hand, this takes shape by us being more energy-efficient, being part of the energy transition movement and using increasingly green raw materials. On the other hand, we continue to provide our customers with sustainable solutions by offering Twaron. Gert Frederiks, CEO and President of Teijin Aramid

The capacity increase will take place in the two factories in the Netherlands, Delfzijl and Emmen. Delfzijl is the production site for monomer and polymer and the plant in Emmen is used for spinning. The increase is expected to result in a couple of dozen new jobs in the region.