Arnhem, The Netherlands, October 7th, 2021 – All protection. No waste. Moving from linear to circular business is probably the biggest challenge ánd opportunity for the industry since the invention of aramids. Next to showcasing Teijin Aramid’s proven materials at the Milipol in Paris (booth 5D141), our priority is to close the material loop with existing and new partners. Via its Circular Economy Program Teijin Aramid offers waste-management solutions for end-of-life material and a competitive advantage by lowering the carbon footprint.
Its products Twaron®, Teijinconex®, offer outstanding capabilities bringing added value to body armor equipment, such as ballistic vests, helmets but also uniforms and turnout gear. Teijin Aramid’s products help protect against bullets, fragments, as well as stabbing with knives and sharp objects, and with good trauma reduction. Ballistic materials made from Twaron® enable a stable performance after extensive mechanical stress, providing reliable body armor for users, also when heavily worn. All offer a high strength, excellent energy absorption enabling superior protection against a wide range of violent threats. Next to that, Teijin Aramids’ products offers inherent resistance against heat, flame, and chemicals. They neither burn or melt, protecting police officers and soldiers additionally against fire or flames in the field.
Whatever the threat, Teijin Aramid’s high performance materials are developed with one objective: maximizing protection. That is why Teijin Aramid is extending its responsibility to protect the environment too. The depletion of our natural resources must be stopped and changes are needed. No party in the value chain can make this difference alone and an industry cooperation is needed.
Circular Economy Program
Teijin Aramid is well placed to take the lead as their recycling program is already being rolled out in several businesses – and has been delivering results for more than 20 years. High quality used aramids are collected from customers and other value chain partners. Depending on the recycling route Teijin Aramids re-uses the aramids into their production processes now and working on the development of re-spinning their high-performance fibers.
Philip Altena, Circularity Manager at Teijin Aramid: “Next to our end-of-life and waste-management solutions, the recycled products come with the same Teijin Aramid quality guarantee. And the reassurance of knowing they are made from more sustainable feedstocks, is a challenge we wholeheartedly take. Going from a linear to a circular product requires industry cooperation. So let’s meet at Milipol and join our Circular Economy Program”
Lowering carbon footprint
A lower carbon footprint is a qualifier in many businesses. Being able to deliver circular products together with significant reputational benefits of contributing to the circular economy, means a competitive advantage for your business.
Teijin Aramid is actively seeking to form alliances with like-minded partners. Whether one returns used aramids for recycling, co-develops and buys the products that are created from them, or has expertise on cleaning technologies, all parties will be reaping the benefits of circularity and supporting a sustainable future for the world.
About Teijin Aramid
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and are used in a variety of markets and segments, including automotive, safety and life protection, aerospace and a wide range of industrial applications. These high-performance materials are produced in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan.
For more information: www.teijinaramid.com
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 836.5 billion (USD 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,036.4 billion (USD 9.5 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2021
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Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, Netherlands)