We are always looking to create added value for our business relations by improving their competitiveness through our innovation. That is why we invest over 4% of our turnover in research and development at our dedicated facilities in Arnhem, Matsuyama, Iwakuni, Wuppertal, and Shanghai.
Our regional R&D centers allow us to be “close to the action”, and service our customers locally. In fact, we believe that the best solutions are developed through cooperation with our customers. We offer our customers the unique knowledge that we have acquired of the value and future value of our aramids and how to apply them, so that we can create long-lasting, innovative solutions that play a crucial role in business development.
To protect our innovative and proprietary technology and products, we continuously invest in our patent portfolio, which currently comprises over 100 patent families in many countries across the world. Equally, we respect third-party intellectual property rights.