25 June 2001 00:00 [Source: ICB Americas]Teijin Ltd., Osaka, Japan, plans to expand production of para-linked aramid fibers, which will push the Teijin Group's share of the world market in this sector to over 50 percent.The company will expand annual production of Twaron para-linked aramid fiber at Teijin Twaron B.V. of Arnhem, the Netherlands, by 7,500 metric tons to reach 18,500 tons by April 2003. Tejin Twaron B.V. operates a plant in Delfzijl that produces monomers and polymers, as well as a yarn-producing plant at Emmen, both of which the company intends to expand for a combined investment cost of about $170 million.Teijin is also investing $8.1 million to expand its annual output of technora para-linked aramid fibers at its Matsuyama plant by 600 tons, lifting the site's total capacity to 2,000 tons per year. All told, these increases will boost Teijin's aramid para-linked fiber production to 20,500 tons per year.
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