Teijin Limited announced that it has established the European Sustainable Technology Innovation Center (ESTIC) in Arnhem, Netherlands as a research and development facility tasked with developing technologies for a more sustainable world.
As a research and development hub for Teijin's environmental-value solutions, ESTIC will facilitate collaboration among researchers across borders to strengthen development initiatives in Teijin’s various business units. ESTIC will also undertake the challenge of developing all-new businesses that leverage the lifecycle capabilities of Teijin’s core materials and the development of green materials to support the global circular economy. 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, Netherlands, to further activate communication with external innovation communities and research institutes.
Teijin, aiming to be a company that supports the society of the future as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), looks forward to ESTIC contributing to the development of sustainable products and technologies that help to lower environmental impact.
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.