Teijin backs up the ‘Clean2Antarctica’ project to harness Plastic Waste and Solar Power for an expedition to South Pole

South Pole QuestTeijin Limited, a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security, and disaster mitigation, is supporting the Clean2Antarctica (C2A) project to harness plastic waste and solar power in conducting an expedition on the cleanest continent on earth under a project “Quest for Change”.  C2A is one of nine projects, Teijin is celebrating on completion of 100 years since it was founded in 1918.

Edwinter Velde, the Dutch adventurer and his crew of students and young professionals, are part of the project C2A  challengers. Starting their mission on August 27 from Amsterdam on the Morgenster tall ship,  the group will proceed to Patagonia in southern-most Argentina. The young members of the group will be asked to summarize the future plan of Teijin as a leading company in circular entrepreneurship as they reach Tenerife, Canary Islands on September 17.

The adventure group will begin its next leg of the month-long journey on Antarctica in the eco-friendly Solar Voyager on December 10 to and from the geographic South Pole.

Happy to support the goals of the C2A project, Teijin is committed to add new value for the society to improve the quality of life (QOL) of people in the long term in the next 100 years.

Teijin provides advanced high-performance materials and technologies for the Solar Voyager with harvested used PET bottles and other recycled plastic waste by sponsoring the Morgenster’s sailing voyage. The materials used for the Solar Voyager include Twaron para-aramid fiber, Technora para-aramid fiber, Endumax ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), Tenax carbon fiber and Self-heating glazed Panlite polycarbonate (PC) resin.

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