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20 March, 2024

Teijin Aramid wins Innovation Award for Twaron® with recycled content

Teijin Aramid has been honored with the Tire Technology International Materials Innovation of the Year Award. This prestigious award is voted on by a panel of over 25 tire industry experts and recognizes industry-leading advancements. The accolade celebrates Teijin Aramid's development of Twaron® with recycled aramid fiber, an innovative approach to recycling aramid fiber through physical processes. 

This award is an acknowledgment by the tire industry of the value of this recycling work and highlights the importance of making sustainable solutions which still meet high performance standards. 

To learn more about this award and see all winners, visit the Tire Tech Technology website.

“We believe our responsibility does not stop with reducing our carbon footprint, it extends to re-using our material at end-of-life. Our goal is not only to minimize our contribution to climate change but to make thoughtful use and reuse of the resources we have on our planet. ” 
Hendrik de Zeeuw, Chief Commercial Officer Teijin Aramid  

Hendrik de Zeeuw accepts the Innovation Award on behalf of Teijin Aramid.

Collaboration drives innovation

This innovation was made possible through a collaborative effort, embodying Teijin Aramid’s partnership ethos and shared expertise. Teijin Aramid has already achieved the first industrial-scale production of Twaron® with recycled content, and efforts are being furthered through the Aramazing Consortium: a group of leading industry partners and research institutions. This approach underscores the collective commitment to driving sustainability. 

“At the heart of pioneering sustainable solutions lies the power of partnership. It’s through collaboration that we unlock the potential for groundbreaking advancements.” 
Jan Roos, Chief Sustainability Officer Teijin Aramid  

Sustainable tires redefine performance

By integrating Twaron® with recycled content into tire manufacturing, companies can produce more sustainable tires without compromising on performance, setting a new standard for environmental responsibility in the automotive sector. The inclusion of Twaron® in the cap ply, belt, and carcass of tire designs significantly reduces the weight of passenger car tires, thereby lowering CO2 emissions by up to 2g/km/car. This is not just an advancement in tire technology, it's a step towards more sustainable mobility.

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