According to the Japan Chemical Fibers Association, the nation’s production of man-made fibers in July 2017 decreased marginally by 0.7% from the same month of last year to 75,988 tons, of which synthetic fibers declined by 1.9% to 63,065 tons. Among major items, the production of nylon filament grew by 9.2% to 8,503 tons, while production decreased for acrylic staple fiber (down 6.5% to 10,541 tons), polyester filament (down 6.0% to 9,897 tons) and polyester staple fiber (down 13.5% to 8,516 tons).
Dainichi Giken Co., Ltd., a pioneer of aqueous inorganic polymers in Japan, announced that it has co-developed a new aqueous transparent flame-retardant coating, Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear, in partnership with Daimaru Kogyo Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese chemical trading company, and Teijin Limited, a technology-driven company with businesses in advanced fibers, plastics and films, composites, healthcare and information technology. Sales of Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear will start on September 1st. Landex Coat Flame Retardant Clear is the world’s first halogen-free aqueous transparent acrylic flame-retardant coating, and significantly improves the flame retardancy of diverse combustibles, including timbers, papers, fibers, rubbers and plastics. The transparent coating is simply applied to […]