Teijin Aramid expands its presence in Asia

Reflecting the increasing size and importance of the Asian market, Netherlands-based Teijin Aramid has opened a new office and the Technical Center Asia in Shanghai, China.

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Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, The Netherlands) on April 22 opened its new office and Technical Center Asia (TCA) in Shanghai, China. The facility will play an important role in supporting Teijin Aramid's customers and their applications in Asia.

The expansion of the office is a result of close to 10 years of consecutive growth of the Twaron brand in China since the start in 2004. Beyond that, Teijin Aramid decided to integrate a state-­of­the-­art Technical Center focusing completely on Twaron, Technora and Teijinconex solutions because of the growing demand for local experts to cooperate with customers and test local applications. Twenty­-one people are employed in the Shanghai office and an additional four employees will be working in the new Technical Center Asia.

The TCA will focus on all Twaron, Technora and Teijinconex applications and is open for clients to cooperate and test new applications. The facility offers tensile testing of yarns, cords and textiles, protective testing, textile testing of ballistic fabrics, microscopy, twisting and rewinding of yarns and paper making.

Gert Frederiks, CEO Teijin Aramid, says, "We have been serving the Asian region for a long time with our Twaron product with a small local team and it's becoming more and more important in our business strategy. By moving to this new office and opening the Technical Center Asia in Shanghai, we are able to support our customers much better and faster with technical and innovative solutions."