Toyobo Core Technologies



Toyobo seeks to become "The category leader, continuing to create new value that contributes to society in the environment, healthcare, and high-function products fields."

Controlling Supervisor of Intellectual Property Department, and Corporate R&D Administration Department, and Research Center, Yasuo Ohta

Toyobo’s business activities are supported by its core technologies. These are (1) polymerization, modification, and processing for polymers, which were accumulated from the development of synthetic fiber, and (2) biotechnologies, which were developed through the research of treating waste water from plants processing pulp with yeast fermentation technology. Making use of these technologies, Toyobo has been able to provide the world with high-function products that include high-transparency polyester optical films, high performance fibers, hollow fiber membranes for artificial kidneys, and enzymes for use in clinical trial reagents. These products have made major contributions to the expansion of Toyobo's business activities.

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Introducing our Organization

Award-Winning Technology

Technology Award of The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
Award for the Outstanding Paper in Journal of Fiber Science and Technology
The Society of Materials Science, Japan (JSMS) Award for Technical Developments

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