Polyester fibres and products producer Teijin Limited has established a new research and development facility in the Netherlands, tasked with developing technologies for a more sustainable world.

As a research and development hub for Teijin's environmental-value solutions, the European Sustainable Technology Innovation Center (ESTIC) will facilitate collaboration among researchers across borders to strengthen development initiatives in Teijin's various business units.

The Arnhem-based hub will also undertake the challenge of developing all-new businesses that leverage the lifecycle capabilities of Teijin's core materials and the development of green materials to support the global circular economy. This includes efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and to stimulate the hydrogen economy.

In addition, the ESTIC will establish a satellite office at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, an international open-innovation community active in performance materials, sustainable processes and biomedical solutions in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, to further activate communication with external innovation communities and research institutes.

Under Teijin's medium-term management plan to continuously create accurate business opportunities and accelerate market development, the company is prioritising initiatives to strengthen internal and external collaboration, further diversity and inclusion, and fast-track innovation, ultimately to support the company's development of innovative products and services.

Earlier this week, Teijin Limited showed its support for the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)'s call on the country's government to upwardly revise its target renewable-energy ratio for fiscal 2030.