TOKYO — October 9, 2020 — Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fibers and products converting company, announced today an all-new high-absorption, quick-drying fabric inspired by the fine structure of diatomaceous earth used in bath mats. Teijin Frontier will begin selling its new fabric for casual wear in spring/summer 2021 collections, targeting annual sales of 50,000 meters in fiscal 2020 and a tenfold increase to 500,000 meters in fiscal 2022.
About the new fabric:
|Similar to diatomaceous earth||– Composite yarn is processed to swell as longitudinal warp and expand and contract as transverse weft, realizing a fabric surface with a fine uneven structure.
– The microporous surface structure, replicated by imitating diatomaceous earth creates interthread voids within a woven structure, using varying shrinkage in composite yarn to form convex parts.
|Natural fiber-like structure||– Natural-like appearance of fabric surface created with composite yarn made comprising random fibers of varying fineness and shrinkage.|
While conventional polyester fabrics have a smooth woven structure made with uniform fibers, the new fabric has a fine uneven structure made with random fibers.
– Fabric Features
The new fabric offers excellent water absorption and diffusion for quick drying. It also achieves a natural-like appearance and is stretchable.
|High absorption and quick drying||Fabric instantly diffuses moisture, is highly absorbent and dries some 40% faster than ordinary polyester thanks to density difference of uneven layer structure, which has a diatomaceous earth-like surface and a convex part that promotes capillary action.|
|Washing durability||Excellent durability even after 50 washings to maintain fabric structure’s water-absorption and quick-drying properties.|
|Natural-like look and texture, plus stretchability||Natural-like achieved with composite yarn made with random fibers of varying shrinkage. Yarn expands and contracts for moderate stretchability and soft texture. Wrinkles less than ordinary polyester.|
Due to increases in double-income and single-person households, demands are rising for products that help to minimize housework, such as washing clothes. Related to this trend is the increasing popularity of easy-care attire that dries quickly after washing. Furthermore, clothing with natural-like appearances and textures have come into vogue in recent years.
Posted October 9, 2020
Source: Teijin Ltd.