November 7, 2017

The Teijin Group announced today that it will participate in Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), the world’s largest business-focused environmental forum taking place in Bonn, Germany on November 13 and 14. SIF is part of the annual Conference of Parties (COP) that will be organized by Climate Action and United Nations (UN) Environment.

The Teijin stand (number 6) will present environmental-value solutions that combine enhanced ecological and financial methods based on Teijin’s high-tenacity, lightweight and high-performance materials for reduced CO2 emissions and energy savings, including the following:

  • Carbon Concrete is a sustainable solution for green-construction that can substitute for traditional steel-reinforced concrete. Carbon Concrete is used in prefabricated parts and for restoring buildings, streets and bridges. Tenax® carbon fiber is an exceptionally versatile construction material offering excellent tenacity and five times the strength of steel. Carbon Concrete slabs made with Tenax® can be relatively thin because they do not require a steel core to protect the composites from corrosion. Carbon Concrete dramatically reduces the quantity of concrete required, lowers logistics costs, speeds up construction, and shortens drying times.
  • Twaron® is a high-tensile-strength para-aramid fiber used in tires for automotive and aerospace applications. Twaron® replaces multiple layers of textile reinforcements with just one layer of aramid, thereby reducing the need for materials and rubber compounds for lower raw material costs, less fuel consumption and a smaller environmental footprint.

Tenax® and Twaron® are being used in the prototype wheels for the Solar Voyager, a 100% solar-powered vehicle that Dutch adventurer Edwin ter Velde is expected to drive to the South Pole in 2018 in the Clean2Antarctica project.

Teijin is expanding its innovative customer-oriented, eco-economic solutions that offer ecological and financial advantages over current mainstream solutions and business models. By participating in SIF, Teijin looks forward to raising awareness of its contributions to environmental protection through green-minded products and services.

About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 170 companies and around 19,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY 741.3 billion (USD 6.5 billion) and total assets of JPY 964.1 billion (USD 8.5 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

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