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30th November 2017, Tokyo

Teijin develops new laminated knitted fabric

The company will sell its new material mainly for Spring/Summer 2019 sportswear. © Teijin FrontierTeijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibre-product converting company, has developed a fine gauge knitted fabric laminated with a breathable film to produce thin, lightweight and breathable textiles.

Textiles laminated with breathable film are widely used for highly functional sportswear due to their breathability, waterproofness, lightweight and stretchability. The company will sell its new material mainly for Spring/Summer 2019 sportswear.

“Soft, stretchable knitting materials laminated with film will meet an increasing demand for comfortable and functional wear for multi-use, but conventional double layered knitting materials using crimped thread have limitations when relatively light or and thin materials are sought,” the company explains. “But now Teijin Frontier has solved these problems with new dyeing and lamination technologies to produce a high-gauge knitting material using non-crimped thread.”

Teijin Frontier’s new material, produced using fine-gauge knitting technology with non-crimped yarn, is said to be thin, lightweight and compact, as well as stretchable, form-stable and moisture-permeable. “Its glossy, translucent appearance and smooth texture drape beautifully,” the company reports.

Teijin Frontier is now exploring sport and fashion marketing opportunities for two versions of its new material: a high-function type using Pasmo high-tenacity polyester and an eco-friendly type adopting recycled polyester.

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.


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