Emmen, February 25, 2021. This Saturday 27 February, a 600 m3 industrial tank will be moved from Hengelo via Drachten to Teijin Aramids production location in Emmen. The XXL transport is part of Teijin Aramids ongoing efforts to produce more sustainably while meeting global demand for their aramids. CEO Peter ter Horst: “Operations like this not only boost the capacity and sustainability of our production locations, they also prove that we continue to serve the global aramid market from our bases here in the Netherlands”.
Meeting global demand for high-performance aramids
Installing the new equipment is just the latest step in a multi-year program designed to increase both production capacity and sustainability at Teijin Aramid locations. The company is expecting to complete the program by mid-2022 when it will have expanded capacity by 25%.
After a decline in early 2020 due to the global pandemic, Teijin Aramid is seeing demand for their lightweight, strong and durable aramids increase, as well as demand for more sustainable solutions. Peter ter Horst: “Our purpose is to create materials that enable our partners to go beyond performance and that realize a sustainable future. By constantly improving our operations we continue to meet society’s needs today, without compromising the future”.
Long-term sustainable investment in the Netherlands
The move also signals Teijin Aramids commitment to aramid manufacturing in the Netherlands. “Sustainable production is the long-term answer for any industrial company” says Peter ter Horst. “I’m proud to see that we are leading the aramid industry in long-term sustainable thinking and investing. Thanks to moves like this we can assure our customers all over the world of our capacity to support their future requirements. At the same time, we continue to add value to the local economy.
Moving the 600 m3 tank over this distance involves both roads and waterways. Transport from Hengelo to Drachten will be via a barge. In Drachten, the tank will be transferred onto a trailer for the final leg to Emmen. The tank will be transported in two halves, each with a diameter of 9,5 meters and a height of 6 meter. The transport will take place under the guidance of several pilot cars who operate under supervision of the police to minimize inconvenience to local traffic.
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 853.7 billion (USD 8.0 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,004.2 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2020.
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Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, Netherlands)