Teijin Aramid to Present its Twaron and Technora Fibers

Teijin Aramid to Present its Twaron and Technora Fibers

Teijin Aramid will present its high performance aramid fibers Twaron and Technora during the OTC Brasil in Rio de Janeiro on October 4-6, 2011. The synthetic fiber products are not just a suitable substitute but it’s also a more effective and comprehensive solution for deepwater drilling equipment. The Teijin Aramid products play a key role wherever strength, safety, durability and low weight are required.

As oil explorers make the necessary move into deeper waters, many tried and tested materials are undergoing reappraisal. Teijin’s aromatic polyamide fibers Twaron and Technora are the ideal solutions for deepwater drilling equipment. They are at least five times stronger than steel at the same weight and are often applied in Oil & Gas application areas such as product and workover umbilicals, flexible flowlines, offloading marine hose, seismic cables, ROV cables, mooring lines and hoisting ropes. Christoph Hahn, Sales & Marketing Director of Teijin Aramid: “Oil explorers are dealing with high temperature, heavy viscosity crudes with high CO2 content, which need to be handled by lightweight, chemically and temperature resistant materials. Twaron and Technora have steel-like properties, but without the disadvantages. We have a strong presence in offshore exploration, particularly in deepwater locations such as the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and offshore Brazil as a growing market.

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is held annually in Houston. For the first time ever, the Offshore Technology Conference is expanding to Brazil to create the OTC Brasil 2011 Conference and Exhibition. The program presents solutions for a wide assortment of topics and issues. These topics range from updates on major projects to new technologies and techniques to HSE and regulatory issues.

Teijin Aramid experts will be present at booth 1158 (pavilion 3) to share recent industry developments and to discuss how visitor’s products could benefit from the added value of its aramid fibers.

About Teijin Aramid

Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its products Twaron, Sulfron, Teijinconex and Technora are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and is used in different applications and markets including automotive, ballistic protection, marine, civil engineering, protective clothing, fiber optic cables and oil & gas. The four high performance fibers are produced in the Netherlands and Japan. For more information check our website.

Teijin Limited, the holding company for the Teijin Group, is listed on the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges. The group had a consolidated turnover of USD 9.8 billion (JPY 815.7 billion) and USD 9.2 billion (JPY 761.5 billion) in assets in the fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2011. The Teijin Group has 17,542 employees, distributed over 150 different companies


Source: teijinaramid, October 3, 2011; Image: Teijin