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Teijin Aramid wins Tire Technology International Innovation Award for Twaron® with recycled content

Teijin Aramid has been honored with the Tire Technology International Materials Innovation of the Year Award. This prestigious award is voted on by a panel of over 25 tire industry experts and recognizes industry-leading advancements. The accolade celebrates Teijin Aramid’s development of Twaron® with recycled aramid fiber, an innovative approach to recycling aramid fiber through physical processes.

This award is an acknowledgment by the tire industry of the value of this recycling work and highlights the importance of making sustainable solutions which still meet high performance standards.


We believe our responsibility does not stop with reducing our carbon footprint, it extends to re-using our material at end-of-life. Our goal is not only to minimize our contribution to climate change but to make thoughtful use and reuse of the resources we have on our planet. ” Hendrik de Zeeuw, Chief Commercial Officer Teijin Aramid.

Collaboration drives innovation

This innovation was made possible through a collaborative effort, embodying Teijin Aramid’s partnership ethos and shared expertise. Teijin Aramid has already achieved the first industrial-scale production of Twaron® with recycled content, and efforts are being furthered through the Aramazing Consortium: a group of leading industry partners and research institutions. This approach underscores the collective commitment to driving sustainability.

At the heart of pioneering sustainable solutions lies the power of partnership. It’s through collaboration that we unlock the potential for groundbreaking advancements.” — Jan Roos, Chief Sustainability Officer Teijin Aramid.

Sustainable tires redefine performance

By integrating Twaron® with recycled content into tire manufacturing, companies can produce more sustainable tires without compromising on performance, setting a new standard for environmental responsibility in the automotive sector. The inclusion of Twaron® in the cap ply, belt, and carcass of tire designs significantly reduces the weight of passenger car tires, thereby lowering CO2 emissions by up to 2g/km/car. This is not just an advancement in tire technology, it’s a step towards more sustainable mobility.


About Teijin Aramid

Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and a world leader in aramid production. The company’s products, Twaron®, Teijinconex® and Technora®, are renowned for their excellent strength-to-weight ratio, heat resistance and wide application. Aramids are used in a variety of markets, including automotive, industry, safety and life protection, and aerospace. These high-performance and recyclable materials are produced in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan.  For more information: www.teijinaramid.com

About Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group with two core businesses: high-performance materials and healthcare solutions. Established in 1918 as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer, Teijin today comprises some 170 companies employing 20,000 people in 20 countries. Through “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions,” Teijin relentlessly strives to aims to be a company that supports the society of the future by protecting the global environment and addressing the needs of people and communities. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 1,018.8 billion (USD 7.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,242.4 billion (USD 9.2 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.  Visit www.teijin.com 

Press contact Teijin Aramid

Corporate Marketing and Communications Department
T: +31 88 268 88 88
E-mail: cmc@teijinaramid.com


For further inquiries on Twaron® with recycled content and its application in automotive design, please contact automotive@teijinaramid.com.