A Stronger Foundation for Growth

Toyobo was founded in 1882 as a textile company, when it began its spinning and textile business. We continued to adapt to the changing needs of the times, drawing on our core technologies in polymerization, modification, processing and biotechnology to expand our business fields and develop the kind of high-performance products.

These product lines have been organized into three specialty business segments—Films and Functional Polymers, Industrial Materials, and Healthcare—in which we are prioritizing growth and expansion. We have further identified “priority businesses” within these specialty businesses in which Toyobo has a particular strength, and which we hope to nurture and develop into a core business. To accomplish this, we are concentrating business resources in order to accelerate growth. We also actively pursue business alliances and/or technology injections to further enhance already strong businesses.

The Toyobo Group seeks to become a manufacturer of high-function products, continuously creating new value by enhancing our core technologies.

Business Segments and Principal Products

Films and Functional Polymers

Industrial Films For LCD and Optical Use (PET Films), Other Industrial Uses, Synthetic Paper
Packaging Films For Food Packaging Use (PET, Polyolefin, Nylon), Heat-Shrink PET Films
Functional Polymers Engineering Plastics, Industrial Adhesives, Coatings, Photo Sensitive Printing Plates, Acrylate Polymers, Electronic Materials
Others Rubber Processing, Coat Processing, Pharmaceuticals Intermediates

Industrial Materials

Functional Fibers Airbag Fabrics
High-Performance Fibers "Dyneema®" (Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Fiber)
"ZYLON®" (PBO fiber): Extreme Heat-Resistance, High Tenacity
Filters, Non-Woven Fabrics Functional Filters for Automobiles, Indoor, Anti-Pollution
Solvent Adsorption Materials and Units,
(Activated Carbon Fibers) ,
Fiber Materials for Automobile Parts


Bioproducts Enzymes for Diagnostics, Diagnostic Systems, Reagents for Research
Pharmaceuticals Contract Manufacturing (Injection, Raw-Pharmaceuticals)
Medical Membranes,
Equipment and Devices
Artificial Kidney Hollow Fiber,
Anti-Clotting Materials
Water Treatment Membranes Seawater Desalination Modules


Textiles Functional Textiles (for Sports Clothing, Underwear, Uniforms)
Apparel "Munsingwear®" Apparel Manufacturing
Fibers for Clothes Synthetic Filaments (PET, NY, PU)
Acrylic Fibers "EXLAN®" Acrylic Fibers, "[eks]®" Acrylate Fibers
Others Trading Companies in Textiles, Overseas Operations

* Trademarks in this page are registered in Japan.

Product Diversification and Technology Evolution

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