Research & Development is at the heart of everything we do as a company. Our R&D specialists work closely together with people from many other disciplines, such as manufacturing and sales & marketing. By working together, we can enhance our own production processes, improve existing products and accelerate product innovation.
A great example of our product innovation is Twaron UP. By working closely with our partners in industry, we recognized the potential value in the OFC and the ropes and cables market for a cost-effective and reliable solution. Twaron Ultimate Performance (Twaron UP) offers the highest modulus in the para-aramid industry, up to 20% higher than what is currently offered by our competitors. This means less aramid fiber material is needed to achieve the same performance. As such, cables can be lighter in spanning the same distances, or can span longer distances at the same weight – giving our customers a crucial advantage over their competitors!
Oil & Gas Lab
We are always looking for new ways to boost performance limits and add value for our customers. At our purpose-built Oil & Gas Lab in Arnhem, the Netherlands, we combine years of yarn expertise, manufacturing knowledge and high-tech equipment to develop more advanced solutions for the Oil & Gas industry. Together, our experts are looking to deliver enabling structural materials that allow our customers to make the most of known reserves and to exploit those that have so far proven uneconomical.
In order to ultimately deliver products that can add value for our customers, we work closely with a wide network of knowledge institutes. By cooperating with the Dutch Polymer Institute and various academic institutions, among others, we can leverage know-how within the scientific community and keep abreast of polymer developments. Indeed, our aim is not only to share knowledge, but to build it. Through our involvement with the European Marie Curie fellowship initiative, for example, we can safeguard fundamental, explorative and innovative scientific developments. Contact us for more information!