In ‘Scaling up for impact’ Teijin Aramid reports on its sustainability efforts in 2021. By quantifying the journey, the report provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s acceleration to get to ‘net zero’ well before 2050.
Teijin Aramid realized a yarn-to-yarn recycling method for Twaron®, its high performance aramid fiber, and has a patent pending for this recycling technology. The ability to re-spin yarn using recycled material is a game-changer towards the creation of circular products. Teijin Aramid takes responsibility for material flows by recycling aramids and giving end-of-life products a new life.
Sustainability Report Highlights
‘Scaling up for Impact’ contains multiple highlights:
- Teijin Aramid managed to retrieve 50% more pre- and post-consumer waste for recycling purposes
- Reducing 1,4% energy consumption in 2021 and continued purchasing European Wind Guarantees of Origin to cover the total electricity consumption in the Netherlands with renewables. Committed and on track on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)
- For the 6th consecutive year ‘EcoVadis Gold Status’ has been awarded
- 7 successful partnerships to speed the circular economy transition; FibreMax and Hampidjan, Purfi/Concordia, General Recycled (Canada), Fiber Brokers, InReP and BioBTX
Peter ter Horst, CEO Teijin Aramid: “For the transformation from a linear to a circular economy partnerships are needed in the entire value chain. We are actively seeking likeminded partners to speed up the collection of used aramids, so that they can be re-used as sustainable feedstock. We invite new partners to join us.”
The 2021 sustainability report ‘Scaling up for impact’ provides detailed information on how Teijin Aramid is on track to its commitment on ‘zero greenhouse gas emission and full circularity’.
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 some 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 926.1 billion (USD 7.2 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,207.6 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2022. Please visit www.teijin.com
Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, Netherlands)