Published On: Mon, Mar 11th, 2013

Teijin to Exhibit at Eco-Products International Fair in Singapore

Teijin to Exhibit at Eco-Products International Fair in Singapore

Teijin to Exhibit at Eco-Products International Fair in Singapore

Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2013 - The Teijin Group announced today that it will showcase a range of environmental products and technologies at the Eco-products International Fair (EPIF), Asia’s largest environmental show, which will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from March 14 to 16.

The Teijin Group (booth AB07-1) will present solutions using materials and technologies that contribute to low-carbon, recycling-based societies, with a special focus on clean mobility (transportation) and the effective use of resources:

Clean mobility (reducing the weight of automobiles, trains and aircraft)

  • Panlite polycarbonate resin glazing used as an alternative to glass for automobile sunroofs, quarter-windows and rear fittings.
  • Tenax carbon fiber in carbon fiber composite materials for aircraft floor beams and automotive diffusers.

Effective use of resources

  • ECO CIRCLE, the world’s first closed-loop recycling system based on polyester chemical recycling technology, developed by the Teijin Group.
  • Biofront, a biomaterial offering much higher heat resistance and moldability than conventional bioplastics, and strong resistance to hydrolysis.
  • ECO CIRCLE Plantfiber, a fiber product that uses biomass-derived material instead of certain PET constituents but offers the same properties and quality of petroleum-derived PET.
  • PLANEXT, an eco-friendly bio-polycarbonate resin made with bio-content based on isosorbide from corn and other plants, offering excellent transparency, chemical resistance, scratch resistance and durability.

The Teijin Group, which considers emerging markets in Asia and elsewhere to be vital to long-term growth, is expanding its presence in the high-growth markets of Southeast Asia. The Teijin Group established Teijin Polycarbonate Singapore Pte Ltd in 1997 to manufacture and sell polycarbonate resin. The Jurong-based company started production in 1999 and now exports to North America and Europe, as well as Asia. In addition, Toho Tenax, a Teijin subsidiary with a growing business in carbon fibers and composites, opened an office in Singapore in 2010 to explore and develop opportunities in Southeast Asia.

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