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Teijin develops high visibility aramid fabric

The Japanese company has developed a new aramid fibre fabric suited for use in high-visibility protective apparel thanks to its extra-vivid colouring and resistance to fading.

2nd June 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tokyo


The new aramid fabric is fully compliant with ISO 20471:2013, the international standard for high-visibility clothing that enables people to see the wearer in a variety of lighting conditions. Teijin developed the fabric in collaboration with Komatsu Seiren, a leading fabric manufacturer.

Teijin says it is strengthening its leading position in the Japanese market for protective apparel, putting forward new hybrid safety solutions that combine various high-performance materials to meet diverse customer demands. The company’s global-development initiatives are expected to boost sales in the global market for safety and protection field to JPY 20 billion by 2020, the company reports.

Over the decades, Teijin’s durable, heat-resistant, flame-retardant aramid fibres have contributed to the advancement of safety and protective apparel, providing police, firefighters and chemical-plant workers with high-performance clothing favoured for their high-visibility, flame-retardant and flame-proof properties.

Teijin’s high-visibility aramid fabric will be on display (booth No. A04) at the IFCAA 2016 Osaka International Fire and Safety Exhibition, which will take place at the Asia and Pacific Trade Center (ATC) in Osaka on June 10 and 11.

Teijin is a world leader in aramid fibers. Renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight, Twaron, Technora, Teijinconex and Teijinconex neo are used worldwide for applications including automomotive, ballistic protection, marine products, civil engineering, protective clothing, and oil drilling.

Twaron para-aramid fiber is produced by Teijin Aramid in the Netherlands, while Technora para-aramid fiber is produced by Teijin Limited in Japan. Both can withstand temperatures of up to 400°C and offer exceptional strength for bulletproof and stab-resistant protective clothing. They also are excellent materials for automotive brake pads and reinforcement in tires and fiber-optic cables.

Teijinconex meta-aramid fiber produced by Teijin Limited in Japan offers highly durable heat resistance and flame retardation for firefighting protective apparel and industrial uniforms. It is also used as a reinforcement material for heat-resistant filters, rubber belts and turbocharger hoses. In August 2015, Teijin (Thailand) Limited began producing Teijinconex neo, a dyeable meta-aramid fiber offering high heat resistance.

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