Tokyo, Japan, May 31, 2018 --- Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fiber and products converting company, announced today that it has developed a new line in the DELTAPEAK series—a two-in-one sweat-suit fabric that combines water-repelling and sweat-absorbing property—for autumn/winter 2019.
Although existing sweat-suit fabrics are already used widely for sports outerwear, there is demand for extra-functional materials that are more stretchable, sweat-absorbent, quick-drying and lightweight. The new DELTAPEAK fabric, which is based on 4 dimensional bulky DELTAPEAK launched in 2017, offers a unique combination of water-repellency for outer surfaces and water-absorbency for inner surfaces. This next-generation sweat-suit fabric repels light rain and mud as well as prevents sweat stains—a two-in-one blend of outer-surface water repellency and inner-surface water absorbency—for superior all-around comfort.
Teijin Frontier’s versatile new fabric also tolerates repeated washing thanks to its kneaded water-repellent yarn and advanced micro-crimping.
Special features of new DELTAPEAK two-in-one sweat-suit fabric
• Repels rain and mud
• Prevents sweat stains
• Water-repellency withstands repeated washing
• Highly water absorbent and quick drying
Core features of 4-dimensional bulky DELTAPEAK
• Lightweight and useful bulkiness
• Soft touch and luxurious appearance
• High cushioning, resiliency and elasticity for comfort
• Low drape with beautiful shape
Going forward, Teijin Frontier expects to combine its new fabric with other multifunctional materials for enhanced sportswear, fashionwear, uniforms and more. In addition, an eco-friendly version combined with fluorine-free water-repellent polyester fiber and recycled polyester fiber is now under development.
Annual sales are expected to reach 200,000 meters 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 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.
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