The Teijin Group of companies, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is comprised of 173 worldwide companies with over 20,000 employees. Founded in 1918 as Japan’s first rayon yarn manufacturer, today the company’s business groups include:
- Textile fibers
- Industrial fibers
- Medical and pharmaceutical products
- Fiber products marketing
- Information Technology
- New business development
The plastics side of the business is conducted by Teijin Chemicals Ltd., which was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Teijin Chemicals began producing Polycarbonate in 1960 and was the first company in Japan to industrialize the manufacture of PC. Today, the company is one of the largest manufacturers of Polycarbonate and PC alloys in the world.
Teijin Chemicals was also the first company worldwide to develop and market optical grade Polycarbonate for use in compact discs, and the company maintains a strong leadership position in this growing market and its emerging applications.
In addition to its widely recognized Panlite® Polycarbonate, Multilon® PC/ABS and other PC alloys, Teijin Chemicals manufactures PC sheet and film, PET, PEN, flame retardants and fumigants.
Teijin Chemicals has demonstrated its commitment to quality manufacturing and environmental responsibility by earning ISO9001, ISO9002 and ISO 14001 certifications. The company’s dedication to R&D is evidenced by its continuous advancements in material properties, applications and processing advancements. For information on Teijin Chemicals R&D and manufacturing facilities, please use the following links:
Teijin Chemicals Ltd. is positioned to meet the needs of customers on a worldwide basis. Teijin Kasei America, the North American operations of Teijin Chemicals, supports plastics processors in the United States, Canada and Mexico.