Teijin Establishes European Sustainable Technology Innovation Center in the Netherlands

The research & development hub in Arnhem will develop products that reduce environmental impact

TeijinSource: Teijin

The Japanese chemicals company Teijin has established the European Sustainable Technology Innovation Center (ESTIC) in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The research and development facility is tasked with developing technologies for a more sustainable world.

As a research and development hub for Teijin’s environmental-value solutions, ESTIC will facilitate international collaboration among researchers. The aim is to strengthen development initiatives in Teijin’s various business units.

Green materials for a global circular economy

In an effort to support the global circular economy, ESTIC will also pursue developing new businesses for Teijin’s core materials including green materials. This includes efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and to stimulate the hydrogen economy.

ESTIC will also establish a satellite office at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, an international open-innovation community active in performance materials, sustainable processes and biomedical solutions in Sittard-Geleen, to further activate communication with external innovation communities and research institutes within the Dutch chemicals industry ecosystem.

Supporting Sustainable Development Goals

Teijin aims to support the society of the future as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company looks forward to ESTIC contributing to the development of sustainable products and technologies that help to lower environmental impact.

Since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, the world has come to recognize decarbonization as an urgent global task, based on which the agreement’s signatory nations have declared their respective national goals to realize carbon neutrality. Teijin declared its long-term goals for reducing environmental impact in the company’s 2020-2022 management plan, entitled ALWAYS EVOLVING, that was announced in February 2020. The company is now pursuing growth and development in line with these goals.

About the Teijin Group

Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, the Teijin Group encompasses three core business domains: high-performance materials, healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare and IT. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin Europe is headquartered in Amsterdam and the Teijin Aramid division has both R&D and headquarters in Arnhem as well as Aramid fiber production at Emmtec and Groningen Seaports.

Source: Teijin press release

28 January 2021

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