Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2017--- Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber-product converting company, announced today that it has developed SOLOTEX THERMO, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber offering excellent thermal retention and insulation. Teijin Frontier envisions a wide range of promising applications for SOLOTEX THERMO, including jeans, pants and bottoms, and for more than just outer materials.
SOLOTEX THERMO offers high comfortability thanks to its softness, form-stability and strechability. It absorbs near infrared sunlight and converts it to heat efficiently due to carbon-based inorganic particles mixed into the fiber’s monocular structure. Compared to conventional polyester fiber, it raises the wearer’s wind-chill factor by 5℃, as demonstrated in a sunlight heat-storage test conducted by Boken Quality Evaluation Institute.
Teijin Frontier is now exploring marketing opportunities for SOLOTEX THERMO mainly for outerwear. Annual sales are expected to reach 500 tons by the fiscal year ending in March 2021.
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 JPY 741.3 billion (USD 6.5 billion) and total assets of JPY 964.1 billion (USD 8.5 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.
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