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August 2, 2013
Teijin's High-performance Polyester Enhances Comfort
Of High-quality Bedding in ANA's First and Business Classes

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

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 these high-quality bedding items.

In first class, ANA will offer an ultra-lightweight comforter made with Teijin's NanofrontR high-strength polyester nanofiber measuring just 700 nanometers in thickness. The next-generation comforter features special polyester batting that demonstrates 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 fiber made with high-quality recycled polyester is used for the batting. The pillow, which offers superb softness, shaping and cushioning, is constructed with Teijin’s hollow polyester fiber made with recycled polyester fiber 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 fiber-product converting company, Texet Ltd., a group company engaged in the design and sales of interior and bedding products, and Nishikawa Sangyo.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE 3401) 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 fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 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. Please visit www.teijin.com.

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