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25th May 2018, Tokyo

Teijin to exhibit at Fire-Safety Tokyo

Firefighter wearing the cooling vest. © Teijin Group The Teijin Group will exhibit a variety of advanced materials and solutions at Tokyo International Fire and Safety Exhibition 2018 (Fire-Safety Tokyo), one of the largest exhibitions for the fire and safety industries. Fire-Safety Tokyo, which is held every five years, will take place at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) from 31 May to 3 June.

According to the manufacturer, visitors are expected to learn about the Teijin Group’s ongoing initiatives to evolve as a total safety solution provider that is making society safer with enhanced solutions for disaster prevention and infrastructure development.

The display will include functional turnout gear and rescue wear, such as a smart uniform for firefighters incorporating a sophisticated wearable device that monitors body heat, a cooling vest that protects firefighters with unprecedented heat-resistance, flame-retardance and body-heat reduction, and a new navigation system for emergency vehicles.

The booth will exhibit protective wear made with Teijinconex meta-aramid fibre, which combines high flame and long-term heat resistance with mobility and comfort. To highlight Teijin’s unique strengths in the firefighting field, innovative protective wear will be modelled on a stage on May 31 and June 2. There also will be a virtual reality (VR) corner where visitors can experience wearing protective wear, carrying air cylinders and attempting to put out simulated fires.

The booth will additionally present products and solutions for mitigating the effects of disasters, such as Karuten, an ultra-lightweight, earthquake-resistant ceiling material made with V-Lap polyester vertical-type nonwoven fabric, Karukabe, a non-burnable sheet used in smoke-proof walls, and marugotobosai, comprehensive indoor safety platform for disaster mitigation, utilising security-related products provided by Teijin and business partners.

Teijin is a technology-driven group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibres, such as aramid, carbon fibres and composites, healthcare, films, resin and plastic processing, polyester fibres, products converting and IT.


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