24 July 2008 12:57 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japanese chemical producer Teijin started commercial production of high-strength polyester nano fibre on Thursday, the company said in a statement.
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Teijin planned to increase the capacity to 100 tonnes/month “at an early stage” and aimed to generate sales of yen (Y) 10bn ($93m) a year, it added.
Existing nano-sized fibres became weak when they were mass produced, and they could only be produced as staple, not filament, Teijin said.
The producer had developed a technology to mass produce high-strength polyester nano fibre filament which does not lose its strength, it said.To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
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