Polymerization technology

Polymerization technology

Polymers and polymer chemicals support the workings of our everyday life, transforming in various ways in the world’s civilized societies.
The Toray Group has advanced wide-ranging polymer science, from the flamboyant fashion scene to the advanced fields of electronics and medicine.

As an engineering group central to the production technologies of the Toray Group, and with more than 30 years of history, Toray Engineering has provided a great many customers with a wide range of polymerization technologies.

Toray Engineering boasts extensive polymerization technologies that are backed by a proven track record in engineering, from development to production facilities, including solution polymerization, bulk polymerization, emulsion polymerization, suspension polymerization and solid-phase polymerization.
We also offer transportation technologies, technologies for removing material adhesion, technologies for handling high-viscosity fluids, which each play a part in the polymerization process, as well as preventive and safety technologies for operating polymerization plants safely, plus labor-saving and automation technologies that take the environment and energy conservation into consideration.

Representative achievements

Type of polymerization Category Application
Solution polymerization PET, PBT, nylon
Clothing, films, water purifiers, photocopiers
Hair care, artificial kidneys, disposable diapers
Fasteners, toothbrushes, automotive parts
Semiconductor encapsulants, adhesive materials
Bulk polymerization ABS, fluoroplastics Automotive parts, corrosion-resistant materials
Emulsion polymerization Polybutadiene
Polyvinyl acetate
Humectants, refrigerants, gaskets
Adhesives, brighteners
Suspension polymerization Polystyrene, fluoroplastics
Polyacrylics, AS resins
Packaging film, toothbrushes
Corrosion-resistant materials, filter cloths, gaskets, photocopiers
Solid-phase polymerization PET, NYLON PET bottles, tire cords, carpets
Car seats, air bags, fishing nets, fishing line
Rope, parachutes, artificial turf, filter cloths


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