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ANA selects performance polyesters for in-flight comfort

The Teijin Group announced today that its high performance polyester materials, including Nanofront high strength ultra fine nanofiber, have been selected for use in high quality comforters and pillows which All Nippon Airways (ANA) will offer to first and business class customers on selected flights beginning 1 September this year.

2nd August 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tokyo

Transport/​Aerospace, Interiors

The Teijin Group announced today that its high performance polyester materials, including Nanofront high strength ultra fine nanofiber, have been selected for use in high quality comforters and pillows which All Nippon Airways (ANA) will offer to first and business class customers on selected flights beginning 1 September this year.

“ANA’s first and business class passengers flying between Japan and either Europe or the U.S., excluding Honolulu and code-sharing flights by other airlines, will enjoy the restful comfort of the high quality bedding items,” the company said in a statement.

In first class, ANA will offer an ultra lightweight comforter made with Teijin’s Nanofront high strength polyester nanofiber measuring just 700 nanometres in thickness. The next generation comforter features special polyester batting that is said to demonstrate excellent heat insulating and heat retaining properties.

In business class, passengers will slumber under a warm, thin, anti-static quilting comforter. Teijin’s modified cross-section fibre made with high quality recycled polyester is used for the batting. The pillow, which is said to offer superb softness, shaping and cushioning, is constructed with Teijin’s hollow polyester fibre made with recycled polyester fibre and incorporates advanced technologies from Nishikawa Sangyo Co., Ltd., Japan’s leading bedding manufacturer.

The high-quality bedding was co-developed by Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibre product converting company, Texet Ltd., a group company engaged in the design and sales of interior and bedding products, and Nishikawa Sangyo.

Teijin Group

Teijin is a technology driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. 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 150 companies and around 17,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY745.7 billion (USD 7.4 billion) and total assets of JPY 762.4 billion (USD7.6 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

www.teijin.com

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