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September 27, 2013
Teijin Develops High-performance Stretch Fiber for Bottomwear

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group's fiber-products converting company, announced today that it has developed a high-performance stretch fiber called Solotex® OO that features the superior elasticity of polyurethane with the soft texture and shape stability of PTT fiber.

By combining Teijin Frontier's Solotex® PTT fiber and Asahi Kasei's ROICA™ polyurethane fiber, Solotex® OO achieves excellent elasticity in a soft, lightweight, and shape-stable fiber perfect for bottomwear applications. Clothes made with Solotex® OO enable wearers to move comfortably and to easily slip in and out of even tight-fitting designs. Optional capabilities like high-level thermal insulation, UV shielding, absorbency, quick-drying, and non-translucency can easily be added to the fiber, widening the scope of applications and suitable markets.

Teijin Frontier has been developing various materials to meet growing demand for higher performance stretch fibers, and it aims to reinforce its business development in the clothing market by growing sales of Solotex® OO.

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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