Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. and the Teijin Groups fiber and products converting company, announced today that it will showcase a range of high-performance fabrics at Performance Days, a show that introduces functional fabrics for sportswear, athleisure, corporate wear and workwear. The show will take place at Messe Munchen in Munich, Germany on May 8 and 9.
The Teijin Frontier stand (No. I 10) will present hybrid materials that offer excellent combinations of performance, appearance and texture for sportswear. It will also introduce various environmentally friendly materials, including recycled fibers, bio-derived materials and fluorocarbon-free durable water-repellent materials.
Specific exhibits will include the following:
This next-generation fabric closely integrates physical properties, functionality and quality. Along with softness, durability and elasticity, its dense, flat-knit surface provides ultraviolet protection, anti-transparency and snag resistance.
OCTA ® Tricot Fabric
Teijin Frontier’s new line in the OCTA(r) series is a bulky tricot material featuring an integrated structure for insulation and lining, with OCTA(r) used for the fabric’s pile surface. OCTA(r) offers a unique, highly modified cross section of eight projecting fins aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fiber.
This polytrimethylene terephthalate fiber is highly soft, stretchable, shape retaining and durable. As a partially bio-derived material, it also helps to conserve fossil resources. The exhibit will additionally present a new textile for mass production developed by a Teijin Frontier group’s manufacturer in Thailand.
Fluorocarbon-free durable water-repellent materials
Teijin Frontier has lineups of fluorocarbon-free durable water-repellent materials. Fluorocarbon is a halocarbon in which certain hydrogen atoms are replaced with fluorine, which is a greenhouse gas targeted under the Kyoto Protocol and thought to be harmful to the human body as well the environment.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 170 companies and around 19,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY835 billion (USD 7.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 986.2 billion (USD 9 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.