Targeting more than 25% capacity increase of the aramid fiber Twaron production in 5 years, as announced end 2017, the high-performance fiber producer Teijin Aramid BV, Arnhem/Netherlands, has begun the 2nd round of activities.
After the first step of capacity increase through debottlenecking, Teijin Aramid now moves to the major part of investment. As a key enabler for innovation in a variety of markets, ranging from air cargo containers to heat-resistant clothing, the company aims to reinforce its position and finalize the capacity increase by 2022. The capacity increase will be used as an opportunity to invest in new technologies that reduce CO2 emissions.
Twaron products are in high demand due to their lightweight, durable and strong features. The capacity increase will take place in the 2 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 end goal is to have a sustainable and circular aramid supply chain. On the one hand, this takes shape by being more energy efficient, being part of the energy transition movement and using increasingly green raw materials. On the other hand, the company continues to provide customers with sustainable solutions by offering Twaron.