Teijin Group, Tokyo, Japan, has announced that China-based Nantong Teijin Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s polyester textile manufacturing and processing company handling the weaving and dyeing of recyclable polyester textiles and the manufacture and processing of polyester textiles in China, celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 18.
Nantong Teijin was established in March 1994 to dye and sell polyester, beginning with lining material in 1995 and then outer material in 1997. The facility added fabric weaving in 1998 and has continued to expand ever since.
When the Teijin Group established Nantong Teijin, it became the first Japanese manufacturer of synthetic textiles to operate in the Nantong Economic & Technological Development Zone. Over the years, Teijin has set up additional companies in the zone, focusing on industrial materials for the automotive industry.
Technical Center Asia was formed in Shanghai in April 2013 as a base for developing applications, technologies and services involving aramid textiles. To further accelerate product development, the Teijin Group recently opened the Teijin (China) Product Development Center, turning the Group’s China base into a one-stop operation for manufacturing, applications development and sales.
In March 2012, the Teijin Group concluded a basic agreement with the China Chemical Fibers Association to partner in advancing China’s textile industry while expanding the company’s presence. As the first phase of this partnership, the Teijin Group established Zhejiang Jiaren New Materials Co. Ltd. in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, to manufacture and sell textiles made with chemically recycled polyester.
The Teijin Group has made China a top-priority market in its growth strategy over the medium- to long-term. The Group is targeting further growth by expanding its bases for manufacturing and development and forming strategic alliances with Chinese partners, including a focus on environmental businesses. Nantong Teijin, now entering its third decade, will serve as a key center in this strategy by helping to pioneer continuing advancement of China’s chemical fiber industry.