2019. 06. 07

Job Explanation Session at Suiden Terrasse

Spiber will hold a job explanation session as follows:

[Time and Place]
July 13, 2019 from 2:30PM until 4:30PM at Suiden Terrasse (cafe area)

We will talk about roles in the company related to research assistance, operations, and system administration. Registration will be open until July 11, 2019. Please note that due to limited seating, the application period may close early if there are a large number of applicants.

The registration form can be found here.

2019. 05. 27

Spiber (Thailand) Ltd. Announces Third-Party Allocation of New Shares Worth a Total of 1.14 Billion Thai Baht

Spiber (Thailand) Ltd., a subsidiary of Spiber Inc., has raised 1.14 billion Thai baht through the allocation of third-party shares. These funds will be used to drive the development of a large-scale production system. Following the issuance of these new shares, the company’s total capital has increased to 1.9 billion baht (including capital reserves).

2019. 04. 23

Announcement of conclusion of a ¥6.5B funding round

Spiber Inc. is pleased to announce the execution of a ¥5B commitment line contract via a syndicate loan led by MUFG Bank, Ltd., and with the participation of regional financial institutions The Yamagata Bank, Ltd., The Shonai Bank, Ltd., and TSURUOKA SHINKIN BANK. Funds obtained from this round will be used toward the planned construction of a mass production plant for the fermentation and purification of structural protein materials in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Rayong), Thailand.

Additionally, Spiber has executed a ¥1.5B lease contract with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (President & CEO: Takahiro Yanai), for the purpose of expanding and upgrading the company’s spinning, R&D, and other facilities at its headquarters in Tsuruoka, Yamagata.

Funds from this round will help establish the foundation for medium and long term growth through their utilization in the construction of Spiber’s Thai plant and the improvement and expansion of domestic facilities.

Details can be found here.

2019. 04. 15

Spiber team member to give a keynote speech at the AUTEX 19th World Textile Conference

Oliver Shafaat, manager of fiber R&D at Spiber, will give a keynote presentation at the AUTEX 19th World Textile Conference. AUTEX, which hosts Europe’s leading textile conference, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The keynote will focus on Spiber’s protein materials and the wide range of potential avenues for their use, and will include information regarding our recent developments.

Schedule: June 11-15, 2019
Location: Hotel NH Gent Belfort, Hoogpoort 63, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Details can be found here.

2019. 04. 08

Company Information Session in Tokyo

Spiber will hold a company information session and roundtable discussion on the following date:

[Time and Place]
May 18, 2019 from 4:00PM (reception from 3:45PM) until 6:00PM in Tokyo*
*Successful applicants will be sent further details at a later date.

Applications will be open until May 10, 2019. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available spaces, successful applicants will be chosen randomly and notified by May 15, 2019.

We look forward to sharing our vision, initiative, and way of thinking with you.

The application process is now closed. Thank you for your interest in this event.

2019. 03. 25

Announcing execution of joint R&D contract with Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.

To date, Spiber has developed materials with a wide variety of features and forms. Through a new contract with Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd., Spiber has begun the research necessary to expand usage applications for these materials and associated technologies within the construction industry, thus contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

Details can be found here.

2019. 01. 17

Spiber’s Junichi Sugahara to speak at final ImPACT progress report conference

Spiber’s Director & Executive Officer Junichi Sugahara will speak at the ImPACT “Transforming the Basic Materials Industry with Super High-Function Structural Proteins: Suzuki Program” final progress report conference. The topic of his presentation will be “Towards the Creation of Super High-Function Protein Materials”.

Time and date: 13:00-17:30 (reception opens from 12:30), February 8, 2019.
Location: JP Tower Hall & Conference (7-2 Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)
Price: free; limit of approx. 250 participants

For further information, or to apply to attend the event, click here (Japanese only).

2019. 01. 17

Spiber to display poster at the FY2018 Space Exploration Open Innovation Forum

Spiber will display a poster at the FY2018 JAXA Space Exploration Open Innovation Forum. The poster will provide an overview of Spiber and JAXA’s “Space Exploration Open Innovation Hub” joint research project and its results.

Time and date: 13:00-18:00, January 31, 2019.
Location: 5th floor, Station Conference Tokyo (5th floor, Sepia Tower, 1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)
Price: free; limit of 200 participants

For further information, or to apply to attend the event, click here (Japanese only).