Teijin Frontier unveils high-stretch fiber from eco-friendly materials
Posted July 2
TOKYO – Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fibers and products converting company, unveiled its new SOLOTEX® ECO-Hybrid high-stretch side-by-side (S/S) conjugated fiber, an eco-friendly plant-derived polymer with a chemically recycled polyester polymer, each featuring different heat-shrinkage characteristics to enable the formation of coiled crimp yarn.
SOLOTEX® ECO-Hybrid represents a new line in Teijin Frontier’s polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiberSOLOTEX® family.
SOLOTEX® ECO-Hybrid filament yarn and textile will be introduced as a featured product for 2020 autumn/winter fashion apparel, offering many possibilities for enhanced sportwear, uniforms and more. Annual sales of SOLOTEX® ECO-Hybrid are expected to grow from JPY 500 million in 2020 to JPY 1.5 billion in 2022 (filament yarn equivalent).
In recent years, demands have been growing for materials offering functionality and comfort, such as stretchability and soft textures. Also, users are seeking eco-friendly fabrics made with recycled and plant-derived materials.
Teijin Frontier’s existing S/S conjugated fiber comprises a highly stretchable SOLOTEX® PTT-fiber polymer made with about 40% plant-based raw materials and PET made of recycled raw materials. The newest version, SOLOTEX®ECO-Hybrid, solves the problem of achieving a consistent crimp structure in an eco-friendly S/S conjugated fiber made with recycled PET.
Source: Teijin Group