Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. has developed Solotex RC, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber with a bulky three-dimensional structure for lightweight and cushiony high-function fabrics.
The company envisions a wide range of applications for Solotex RC, including sportswear, bedding and industrial materials.
Solotex RC fabrics offer numerous advantages, such as soft, smooth texture, good color development and cushioning thanks to its shape-retaining property. Warm and gentle elasticity is achieved by its molecular structure, and its three-dimensional structure provides omnidirectional bulkiness. In addition to easy-to-care property as a synthetic, Solotex RC is extremely comfortable to wear thanks to its stretchability, and can be used for lightweight outerwear due to its bulkiness. Applications to shock-absorbing materials are also possible.
Newly developed Solotex RC provides superior vertical cushioning thanks to the use of crimped PTT fiber arranged in a continuous radial around a main axis. Teijin Frontier’s unique three-dimensional fiber also offers significant freedom in designing.
Teijin Frontier will conduct trial sales mainly for sportswear in the current fiscal year. Annual sales are expected to reach 30 tons by the fiscal year ending in March 2019.