ARNHEM, The Netherlands (March 1)—Teijin Twaron B.V., the Twaron para-linked aramid fiber business acquired late last year by Japan´s Teijin Ltd. from Acordis, has launched operations under its new name and management. In its first year of operation, Teijin Twaron has set a sales target of $190 million, up about 10 percent over last year, according to a statement from Osaka, Japan-based Teijin Ltd. Headquartered in Arnhem, the Dutch firm has plants in Delfzijl, Emmen and Arnhem, Netherlands. It also operates sales offices in Germany, the U.S., Brazil and Singapore. The new company is headed by Folkert Blaisse, chief executive officer who previously was with Acordis, the synthetic fibers group spun off from Dutch chemical company AkzoNobel.
Teijin Twaron launches operation
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