Russian website is live!
Earlier this month, the Russian version of the Teijin Aramid website was launched.
This website helps native Russian speakers to discover how Teijin Aramid’s materials and services can add value to products in a wide range of industries. To visit this website, please go to: www.teijinaramid.com/ru
EcoVadis presents Teijin Aramid with Gold Partner certificate
Teijin Aramid has received a Gold Partner certificate from EcoVadis, an independent supplier of sustainability ratings, in recognition of Teijin Aramid’s sustainability efforts in the automotive market.
In particular, EcoVadis has concluded in its online reports that Teijin Aramid belongs to the top 2% of automotive suppliers in the category Synthetic Fiber Production, and to the top 1% of suppliers in all categories.
“We’re very proud to receive this Gold Partner certificate from EcoVadis,” said Gert Frederiks, Teijin Aramid CEO & President. “It shows that we operate fairly and sustainably in every way. It’s great that an independent and well-respected player has appreciated our efforts. We’ll continue to work hard to develop sustainable solutions for the automotive industry.”
Teijin-sponsored student team in solar car race
Teijin Aramid is sponsoring two student teams, one from KU Leuven and one from the University of Michigan, to compete in the ‘Challenger’ category of this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, held between October 8-12 in Australia. Powered only by solar energy, the 32 competing teams will race from Darwin to Adelaide, over the course of five days.
Both teams are receiving materials and technical support from Teijin Aramid and TohoTenax. In particular, the University of Michigan team is using Twaron to reinforce the undercarriage of the car and the driver’s roller cage, choosing this material for its high abrasion resistance and high strength-to-weight ratio. “We’re very grateful to Teijin Aramid for generously supporting our needs, and helping us to meet the design deadlines at short notice,” said Sarah Zoellick, from the University of Michigan team.
On the other hand, the KU Leuven team is using Twaron-based parts above the tracking box and in the driver safety canopy to allow electromagnetic signals to enter and leave the vehicle. As the car’s panels are made from conductive composites, a Faraday cage would be created without the Twaron-based parts, which would prevent the car from being able to send or receive communication or monitoring signals.
For more information on these teams, please visit their websites: www.umsolar.com and www.solarteam.be. And finally, for a full-length feature article on the initiative, check out the next edition of Aramid Vision in December!
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