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October 26, 2016
Teijin's New SOLOTEX® RC is Light, Cushiony Bulky Fiber

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fiber products converting company, announced today that it has developed Solotex® RC, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber with a bulky three-dimensional structure for lightweight and cushiony high-function fabrics. Teijin Frontier envisions a wide range of promising applications for Solotex® RC, including sports apparel, bedding and industrial materials.

SOLOTEX® RC fabric offers numerous advantages:

  • Soft,smooth texture and colorability
  • Cushioning thanks to its shape-retaining property
  • Warm and gentle elasticity thanks to a molecular structure
  • Omnidirectional bulkiness due to a three-dimensional structure
  • Easy to care as a synthetic
  • Highly comfortable wear due to strechability
  • Lightweight outer with bulkiness
  • Application to shock absorbing materials

Figure: Structure of SOLOTEX® RCStructure of SOLOTEX® RC

Photo: SOLOTEX® RC, a new bulky PTT fiberSOLOTEX® RC, a new bulky PTT fiber

Bulky More than 2x that of normal processed fiber
Cushiony More than 6x that of normal processed fiber
Shape-retaining More than 6x that of normal processed fiber

Photo: Knit made with SOLOTEX® RC fiberKnit made with SOLOTEX® RC fiber

Teijin Frontier previously developed SOLOTEX®, a soft, shape-retaining, stretchable PTT fiber that offers bright coloring, eco-friendliness and compatibility with a wide range of other materials. SOLOTEX® staple fiber wadding offers excellent cushioning but does not retain its shape. The newly developed Solotex® RC, however, provides superior vertical cushioning thanks to the use of crimped PTT fiber arranged in a continuous radial around a main axis. Teijin Frontier's unique three-dimensional fiber also offers significant freedom in designing.

Teijin Frontier will conduct trial sales mainly for sport apparel in the current fiscal year. Annual sales are expected to reach 30 tons by the fiscal year ending in March 2019.

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 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY790.7 billion (USD 7.4 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.4 billion (USD 7.7 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. Please visit www.teijin.com.

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