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17th January 2018, Tokyo

Knits focus for Teijin at OR

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group's fibres and products converting company, will participate in Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018, a leading international sports trade fair to be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, from 25-28 January.

The company will showcase products designed to meet increasing demands for high-performance sportswear that offers comfort, daily-use wear and a combination of function and fashion. The stand will also promote Teijin Frontier’s Think Eco initiative for environmentally friendly solutions, such as reducing the use of hazardous chemicals.

Solotex Thermo polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fibre. © Teijin

The company will exhibit its new knitting material laminated with breathable film. “It is thin, lightweight and compact, as well as stretchable, form-stable and moisture-permeable. Its glossy, translucent appearance and smooth texture drape beautifully,” the company explains.

Other highlights

Deltapeak next-generation fabric has been developed to offer a high-level integration of physical properties, functionality and quality. Along with softness, durability and elasticity, it is also said to offer ultraviolet protection and anti-transparency, as well as snag resistance due to its dense, flat-knit surface. A newly developed Deltapeak sweat–suit fabric, bulky, lightweight and extra-soft owing to its 4-dimensional structure, will also be exhibited.

Octa has a unique, highly modified cross-section with eight projections aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fibre. Notable advantages include rapid wicking and drying, and useful bulkiness. Octa Neo is a multilayer fibre that combines Octa fibre with various chemical and natural staple fibres.

Solotex polytrimethylene terephthalate fibre is a highly soft, stretchable, shape-retaining and durable material that is partially bio-derived.

The booth will also present Teijin Frontier’s initiatives to protect the human rights of its technical interns from overseas, in keeping with international trends.

Developing new customers

Teijin is a technology-driven 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 fibres, such as aramid, carbon fibres and composites, healthcare, films, resin and plastic processing, polyester fibres, products converting and IT.

The group has some 170 companies and around 19,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. By participating in the show, Teijin Frontier is looking forward to developing new customers and increasing its brand recognition in the North American market.

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