Toray's R&D

In 1985, Toray established its Technology Center to integrate its research, development, production and engineering departments, and act as the headquarters of technology development for the entire company. The center continues to strengthen and expand this role today, developing advanced materials and creating new businesses by bringing together research and technology development of the increasingly globalized Toray Group.

By centralizing all research and technology development functions, and gathering specialists in a wide range of fields into an undivided research and technology development organization, the Technology Center exhibits comprehensive capabilities, promotes fusion of technologies, and creates new technologies and state-of-the-art materials. In addition, this approach enables active use of technologies and findings from many fields to resolve issues in a single field of business, and speedy rollout of various advanced materials in multiple businesses. The center also plays a role as the headquarters of Toray's global research and technology development facilities, amidst a trend toward increasing importance of overseas business.

Based on this type of research and technology development system, we are moving forward while integrating global development with super-continuity and Japanese- style innovation. We carry out persistent research and technology development, from a long-term perspective that is unswayed by current trends, in order to realize the true in- novation which creates economic value.