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27th November 2018, Spartanburg, SC/Arnhem

Westex and Teijin Aramid join forces in Asia Pacific

Westex by Milliken and Teijin Aramid look to improve the aramid-based FR solutions in the Asian market. © Teijin/Milliken Leading US flame resistant (FR) textiles brand Westex by Milliken and aramid fibre producer Teijin Aramid have announced a joint technology and commercial partnership for Southeast Asia and Australasia.

As a result of the partnership, Westex by Milliken and Teijin Aramid present Westex Synergy Pro, an aramid FR fabric. Compliant to NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E and certified to EN ISO 11611 and EN ISO 11612 for oil and gas industry flash fire hazards, Westex Synergy Pro is designed to offer the highest comfort level in a reputable protective aramid fabric for daily wear FR apparel. Exclusive to the Southeast Asia and Australasian markets, Westex Synergy Pro is available for purchase from now on.

Powered by Teijinconex meta-aramid staple fibres, Westex Synergy Pro builds on Westex by Milliken’s award-winning FR expertise to create a performance-driven aramid fabric with guaranteed FR protection. Westex Synergy Pro features superior softness and six times better moisture-wicking capabilities compared to other leading aramid FR fabrics, according to the companies. Available in a variety of colours and in both 160 g/m2 and 200 g/m2 weights, Westex Synergy Pro makes FR daily wear uniforms a simple and attractive safety solution for the Asia Pacific oil and gas industry.

“For Milliken, a collaboration with Teijin Aramid is a meeting of minds,” said Steve Layton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Westex by Milliken. “Our reliance on research and development, paired with more than 60 years of manufacturing and supplying expert FR solutions, is bolstered by Teijin’s world-class technological capabilities and standing as a trusted global leader in inherent FR aramid fibres. Within a short time, this partnership has produced technologically advanced FR fabric for our customers facing jobsite hazards such as flash fires, and this is only the beginning.”

Combining more than 100 years of FR innovation, Westex by Milliken and Teijin Aramid look to improve the aramid-based FR solutions in the Asian market. As a brand of Milliken & Company, a global protective and performance textiles, chemical and floor covering manufacturer, Westex by Milliken utilises Milliken’s legacy of more than 150 years of innovation and a commitment to R&D to produce branded FR textiles that are leaders in a variety of protection industries.

Teijin brought the first aramid fibres to market in the early 1970s and continues to be a leader in best-in-class FR fibre technologies. “Teijin Aramid is delighted to team-up with Milliken. We look forward to jointly exploring opportunities to better serve customers, combining our technical brains as well as commercial power. The vast experience and know-how of Teijin Aramid, combined with the expertise of Westex by Milliken makes for a powerful and winning combination,” said Bernd Steinmann, Teijin Aramid’s Global Business Manager, Protective Apparel. 



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