June 15, 2021
Teijin Limited announced today that it has joined the Aerospace Innovation Centre (AIC) organized by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft structural components. Teijin will work directly alongside Spirit and other members of the AIC.
Teijin will enhance its capabilities to contribute to Spirit’s vision to enable innovative technologies and build a sustainable future.Also, this collaboration will strengthen Teijin’s advantage as a leading carbon fibers and composites supplier for aerospace applications.
The AIC is an 85,000 square foot center located in Prestwick, Scotland to house Spirit's engineering design and manufacturing expertise alongside advanced development and pre-production equipment in a collaborative environment with key partners.
As one strategic focus of its medium-term management plan for 2020-2022, Teijin is intensively accelerating its development of mid- to downstream applications for aircraft, such as cost-effective carbon fibers with higher-tenacity and higher-tensile modulus, intermediate materials including Tenax™ Dry Reinforcement carbon fiber materials (Tenax™ DR), carbon fiber thermoplastic unidirectional pre-impregnated tape (Tenax™ TPUD), carbon fiber thermoplastic consolidated laminate (Tenax™ TPCL) and thermoset prepreg. Going forward, Teijin intends to further strengthen its carbon fiber and its intermediate material business as a leading solution provider for aircraft applications.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan's first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 836.5 billion (USD 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,036.4 billion (USD 9.5 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2021.
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