Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. has developed Solotex Nanofiber, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) nanofiber with a diameter of 700 nm, which combines excellent gripping power with stretchable comfort for high-performance gloves, sportswear and innerwear.
Solotex Nanofiber will be used for Footjoy golf gloves, which Acushnet Japan, Inc. will begin selling at golf shops throughout Japan from February 15th.
Solotex Nanofiber offers high comfort thanks to soft, shape-retaining and stretchable Solotex. Since the surface area of nanofiber is tens of times greater than normal fibers, Solotex Nanofiber has excellent gripping power, cooling and wiping property. In addition, it is highly conforming and slip resistant.
Teijin Frontier is also promoting Solotex Nanofiber products for other applications, such as motorcycle gloves and medical gloves.
Annual sales are expected to reach 60 million yen by the fiscal year ending in March 2021. Teijin Frontier is also pursuing the development of new nanofibers made of materials such as polypropylene and nylon to meet diverse consumer needs.