In 1972, AKZO developed its first para-aramid. In 1982 it was decided to start with its commercial production.
In the meantime, the new fiber had been renamed Twaron, and forecasts for the product were better than ever before. In 1986, the new plants in Delfzijl and Emmen began production. The first spool, which was made using raw materials from Delfzijl, came off the spinning machine in May 1986. Twaron entered the market one year later.
In 2000, Teijin Ltd. took over all Twaron activities. This marked the start of a series of successful and ambitious investments and expansions. Teijin Aramid now markets four different brands of aramid worldwide. Twaron is by far our strongest brand.
Since April 2017, all aramid activities within Teijin Ltd. have been merged under one joint aramid business unit, called Teijin Aramid. This was a special and historic step within Teijin, and a compliment to the entire aramid organization. With the addition of our Teijinconex neo plant in Thailand, and our Teijinconex and Technora plants and two R&D centers in Japan, we are now more than ever a strong and international organization.