Teijin has started operations of its compound plant and technical centre in Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate, Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The new plant and R&D facility are Teijin's third resin-related R&D hub in Asia, following factories in Japan and China.

The three Asian hubs will collaborate to meet global demand for new resin compounds, focusing on automotive and electronics sectors.

Economic and population growth are stimulating demand for high-performance resin products. Teijin maintains it is currently meeting this demand through its compound production facilities in Japan and China, as well as sub-contractor factories across the ASEAN region.

Teijin is marketing resin products leveraging the resin compound expertise it has accumulated and is positioning the new technical centre in Thailand as a development hub for the ASEAN region.

"These newly established production and development capabilities will allow Teijin to meet the demand for compound resin products that address the need for further weight reduction and enhanced functionality of next-generation automobile and communication device [s]," said Teijin Resin & Plastic Processing Business Unit, general manager, Noboru Yamanishi."

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