Toyobo draws on its polymer, film forming, and processing technologies
to provide such functional products as films for LCDs and optical uses,
adhesives for electronic components, and conductive paste for touch panels...

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Due to their exceptional properties, our functional resins are welcomed
as pioneers in the fields of adhesives, coating agents and more.

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Medical care in developed countries is expected to become increasingly advanced, and the need for medical services in emerging countries is forecast to expand. New developments will include the growth of the antibody drugs market...

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Toyobo uses comfort evaluation technology to study factors such as the temperature and moisture inside clothing, allowing us to produce extremely comfortable textiles.

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The Advanced Polymer Department continues to pursue and develop
the potential of acrylic materials with new ideas and creativity in order
to meet our customers´ requirements.

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BREATHAIR® is a washable cushion material with excellent durability. The fibers in BREATHAIR® are arranged in a complex three-dimensional structure. One way to describe the appearance of the fibers is that they appear similar in structure to a block of instant noodles made from white plastic.

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About Toyobo!

Toyobo was founded as a textile and spinning company in 1882. Over the years the company regularly adapted to the needs of the times, drawing on core technologies in polymerization, modification, processing and biotechnology to widen and expand their business fields and to develop many kinds of high-performance products.

In 2008, the Toyobo Group expanded overseas and opened a European branch in Düsseldorf, Germany. The business lines of the Group have now been organized as five specialty segments: Films, Functional Resins, Life Science, Functional Textiles and Breathair, with its own production facility in Obernburg, Bavaria, Germany.

Furthermore, we have identified “priority businesses” within these segments in which Toyobo has particular strength, and which we hope to nurture and develop into core businesses. To accomplish this end, we are concentrating our resources to accelerate growth. We are also pursuing business alliances and technology injections to further enhance our business strength.

The Toyobo Group is growing as a manufacturer of high-function special products and continues to create new value by enhancing core technology.


In recent years awareness of the need for the protection of our natural environment has increased worldwide and Japanese companies take pride in their technologies for addressing environmental issues. Toyobo is responding to market needs by drawing on its unique core technologies related to water treatment membranes and materials for cleaning the atmosphere.

In addition, Toyobo has also moved forward with the development of materials used in solar batteries as further contribution to conservation of the global environment.

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