Teijin Limited has begun producing an expanded lineup of fan-cooled jackets that the company developed with Makita Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of electric power tools.
The jackets, which were introduced in 2018, use pressure-controlled fan cooling to circulate air inside their outer shell and inner lining.
The jointly developed lineup has been expanded to offer jackets with detachable sleeves and a full-body jump suit capable of circulating cooling air around both the upper and lower torsos. Also, some jackets newly allow the wearer to run the power switch cord into either the left or right pocket from inside the jacket. Furthermore, the lineup has been expanded with new colors, larger sizes and new applications (full-harness safety belt, weed-trimming design, etc.).
Meanwhile, unique fan-cooled jackets developed by Teijin and Makita continue to be adopted by an increasingly wide range of companies for extended uses, including, for example, by Descente Japan for sports apparel and by Ikeda Kogyo for workwear. Makita forecasts the lineup’s annual sales to quadruple in 2019.