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Toyobo Corporation
Type Public (TYO: 3101)
Industry fibers, textiles, polymers etc.
Founded 1882, as Osaka Boseki
1914, as Toyobo
Headquarters Osaka
Net income Increase
$105.6 million (FY 2010)[1]
Employees 10,398[1]

Toyobo Corporation (東洋紡績株式会社 Tōyōbōseki Kabushiki-gaisha?, TYO: 3101) is one of Japan's top makers of fibers and textiles, including synthetic fibers (polyester, nylon and acrylics) and natural fibers, such as cotton and wool. The company's textiles are designed for clothing, home furnishings, and for industrial uses. Its textiles include spandex yarn for apparel, polyurethane fiber for pantyhose, and yarns for airbags and tire cords. The Textiles segment is composed of synthetic fibers for apparel, as well as spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, sewing, and the wholesaling and trading of textiles in Japan and internationally.[2] Toyobo also manufactures plastic films and resins. Biochemical products such as reagents, medical products (e.g. fiber membranes for artificial organs), and purification devices are also manufactured by the company.[1]

JSDF standard Personal protective equipment (also known informally as Type 00) NBC suit. Produced by Toyobo in cooperation with Nikko research co., Ltd.


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