Teijin Limited announced the launch of Xfire Denim, a practical and fireproof denim-like aramid fiber fabric for firefighter uniforms.
The new aramid fabric is expected to meet growing demand for extra-maneuverable clothing for volunteer fire corps in Japan. Sales of Xfire Denim will begin this month, and Japanese manufacturers will start selling uniforms for fire corps made with Xfire Denim in 2017.
Made with Teijinconex meta-aramid fiber, Xfire Denim is produced with a proprietary technology to realize a pliant texture similar to that of denim. In addition, Xfire Denim offers outstanding comfort and design flexibility. The fabric’s unique appearance is also practical because it enables professional and volunteer fire corps to be easily distinguished when working side-by-side.
The launch of Xfire Denim further strengthens Teijin’s leading position in the Japanese market for protective apparel, where the company is known for incorporating high-performance materials in innovative hybrid safety solutions. Teijin forecasts global sales in the safety and protection field to rise to 20 billion yen by 2020.
Over the decades, Teijin’s durable, heat-resistant and flame-retardant aramid fibers have provided police, firefighters and chemical-plant workers with high-performance clothing for added protection and safety. Teijin is a top-selling brand of protective apparel for professional firefighters in Japan, who highly value the heat-resistant and flame-retardant properties of Teijinconex.