Toray's Core Technology

Constant Pursuit
of the Ultimate Limits
– Toray's Technical Fields –

Cultivated since the company was first established, Toray's core technologies are organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biotechnology. In addition to continually developing these technologies, we have also expanded our operations from fibers and textiles to films, fine chemicals, and plastic resins. Toray Group continues to move into new business fields, which include electronics & information related products, carbon fibers & advanced composite materials, pharmaceuticals and medical products, and water treatment membranes & systems. In recent years, we have added nanotechnology to our core technologies and are developing advanced materials for growing markets, as well.

Strengthening Fundamental

Targeting greater depth and evolution of the fundamental technologies that form the technical basis at Toray, the Fundamental Technologies Liaison Conferences are currently active in polymerization, yarn-making, fibers application processing, film processing, organic synthesis and other fields. Targets are also being set for nanotechnology, biotechnology and other fundamental technologies vital in forging the future for Toray. A total of 14 Fundamental Technologies Liaison Conferences are presently active, with these groups playing the collective role of an "academic society" within the overall Toray organization.

Technology Capabilities

Objectives and Activities


  • Achieve internationally top-caliber fundamental technologies
  • Nurture highly specialized researchers
  • Create large-scale themes
  • Introduce cutting-edge technologies and information
  • Promote cross-industry / interdisciplinary research


  • Analyze Toray technology, compare competence with other companies
  • Promote internal technology exchanges (symposiums, study groups, etc.)
  • Plan and hold specialized independent study courses
  • Promote exchanges with universities
  • Cultivate human resources, carry on technology
  • Propose technology measures

Implementation System

The 14 Fundamental Technologies Liaison Conferences cross over organizational and business location boundaries.

Core Technologies

  • Polyester Polymerization
  • Polymerization, Advanced Polymerization and Polymerization Processes
  • Structural Materials
  • Spinning
  • Film Processing
  • Fibers Application Processing
  • Functional Membranes

Shared Technologies

  • Process Technology
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Computational Science

New Fundamental Technologies

  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Film Processing
  • Innovative Functional Materials

Toray's Technologies