TOKYO — November 17, 2017 — Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber-product converting company, announced today that it has developed SOLOTEX® THERMO, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber offering excellent thermal retention and insulation. Teijin Frontier envisions a wide range of promising applications for Solotex Thermo, including jeans, pants and bottoms, and for more than just outer materials.
Solotex Thermo offers high comfortability thanks to its softness, form-suitability and strechability. It absorbs near infrared sunlight and converts it to heat efficiently due to carbon-based inorganic particles mixed into the fiber’s monocular structure. Compared to conventional polyester fiber, it raises the wearer’s wind-chill factor by 5℃, as demonstrated in a sunlight heat-storage test conducted by Boken Quality Evaluation Institute.
Teijin Frontier is now exploring marketing opportunities for Solotex Thermo mainly for outerwear. Annual sales are expected to reach 500 tons by the fiscal year ending in March 2021.
Posted November 17, 2017
Source: Teijin Frontier