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Toray takes new PET-recycled fibre to next level Hannah Abdulla | 13 Dec 19

Japanese fibre firm Toray Industries says it has developed a new commercial fibre brand called "&+" derived from recycled PET bottles, but with properties comparable to those made from virgin materials and incorporating traceability technology.

Uniqlo and Toray team up on recycled down and fabric Hannah Abdulla | 18 Sep 19

Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing and materials maker Toray Industries are teaming up to produce clothing made from recycled down and fabric that contains polyester fibres from recycled plastic bottles.

Toray targets athleisure with new Primeflex microfibre Beth Wright | 15 Apr 19

Toray International America, the US arm of Japanese fibre and textile specialist Toray Industries, has added a new microfibre polyester to its Primeflex portfolio of stretch materials.

Asics and Toray team up on colour-changing textile Leonie Barrie | 28 Jun 16

Japan’s Asics Corporation and Toray Industries have teamed up to develop a new high performance fabric that changes colour depending on the angle at which it is viewed.

2015 – A year in review – Supplier winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 16 Dec 15

Investments in new facilities, automation and technology, and worker training schemes paid dividends for some apparel suppliers in 2015, while others were hampered by pay disputes and safety violations.

Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 20 Nov 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how C&A's overhaul of its fit and product development processes is paying dividends, Uniqlo and Toray ink a new sourcing deal aimed at reducing lead times and optimising production, and Cambodia approves a draft union law despite criticism. 

Uniqlo and Toray expand global sourcing deal Katie Smith | 17 Nov 15

Fast Retailing-owned casual clothing brand Uniqlo has inked a new five-year sourcing deal with Japanese textile maker Toray Industries in a move aimed at reducing lead times, optimising production and "creating a new industry centered on the future". 

Fibres and fabrics: Functional finishes meet environmental concerns Kitty So | 7 Oct 15

As functional finishes for textile products become increasingly effective and innovative, producers are looking for new ways to meet brands’ environmental concerns with ecologically friendly solutions.

Malaysia's Penfabric labels products 'Made in Green' Leonie Barrie | 23 Jul 15

Malaysian textile firm Penfabric, a subsidiary of Japan’s Toray Industries, has become what is thought to be the first vertically-integrated textile maker to start labelling its products with the Oeko-Tex ‘Made in Green’ traceable product label.

New fibre and fabric innovations for outdoor wear Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 15

New eco-friendly fibre and fabric concepts that not only offer more sustainable choices for sportswear and outdoor apparel, but in many cases give improved functionality too, were on show at this month’s ISPO Münich trade fair. The natural performance of wool, plant-based laminates, ultra lightweight insulation and advanced temperature regulation were among the highlights.

Toray modifies Dermizax performance membrane Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 15

Japanese textile giant Toray, together with its partner Bergans, has further modified the high performance membrane system Dermizax NX, designed to be both breathable and water-resistant.

Uniqlo debuts water-repellent ultra light down Katie Smith | 6 Jan 15

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has launched its first water-repellent Ultra Light Down as part of an expanded line of jackets and compact down for spring.

First signs of shake-out in Chinese polyester capacity? Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 14

Polyester projects that are already planned, financed and committed are continuing to drive an increase polyester fibre capacity in China - but first signs suggest growth is also starting to slow down.

JAPAN: Uniqlo to expand kids & baby line by 50% Michelle Russell | 25 Sep 14

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has revealed plans to expand its kids and babies' line by 50%, as it launches the brand's new season range.

US: Patagonia debuts temperature regulating technology Katie Smith | 9 Sep 14

Patagonia has launched what it describes as a "revolutionary" new insulation technology which regulates body temperature and eliminates the need to adjust layers.

Spotlight on...Textile and garment makers discuss 'Made in the UK' Katie Smith | 19 Jun 14

The growing hunger for ‘Made in the UK' products is finally translating into business for many UK textile and garment manufacturers, according to exhibitors at the inaugural Make it British ‘Meet the Manufacturer' sourcing event in London last week. While some believe the move is still in its infancy, others are looking to expand their production capacity in response to growth and new opportunities. Katie Smith takes a closer look.

JAPAN: Toray plans international expansion Richard Woodard | 17 Dec 13

Yarn and fabric maker Toray Group is targeting international expansion in a number of emerging markets, including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Brazil.

CHINA: Fast Retailing to push ahead with Chinese expansion Katie Smith | 27 Sep 12

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has no intention of slowing the expansion of its Uniqlo casual clothing brand in China, despite anti-Japanese demonstrations last week.

Emerging markets drive investment in nonwovens Textiles Intelligence | 10 Feb 12

Rapid growth in demand in emerging markets is driving investment in nonwovens, according to a new report - with several nonwovens roll goods producers expanding to target markets in Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Southern Africa.

just-style management briefing: Manufacturing winners and losers in 2011 Keith Nuthall | 19 Dec 11

Established skills and tradition were not enough to save some apparel makers from layoffs and factory closures in 2011. But acquisitions, an environmental focus and international expansion helped others to build on a solid recovery from the recession.

THAILAND: Toray rejigs production to mitigate flood impact Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 11

Japanese yarn and fabric maker Toray Industries Inc says it has increased production across the group in a bid to offset the impact of the recent widespread flooding in Thailand, which led the company to close four plants in the country.

JAPAN: Toray claims renewable PET breakthrough Richard Woodard | 22 Nov 11

Toray Industries is claiming a world first with the production of laboratory-scale samples of fully renewable, bio-based PET fibre.

JAPAN: Toray to expand textile recycling business Petah Marian | 28 Oct 11

Toray Industries plans to expand its fibres and textiles recycling business as part of the Green Innovation Business Expansion project launched in April this year.

US: DuPont invests $500m in new Kevlar facility Leonie Barrie | 10 Oct 11

DuPont is hoping for a 40% boost in the global production capacity of its high strength Kevlar fibres, best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armour, after opening a new $500m facility in South Carolina.

GERMANY: Puma launches eco-friendly shoe Petah Marian | 19 Sep 11

Puma has launched an eco-friendly version of its suede shoe, which is made using 100% recycled materials.

JAPAN: Toray fabric developments target outdoor market | 12 Jul 11

Japanese textile maker Toray Industries Inc is targeting the outdoor clothing market with two new fabric developments which offer lightweight breathability and water repellent insulation.

JAPAN: Toray launches ultra-fine nylon yarn | 26 May 11

Japanese textile maker Toray Industries Inc has begun full scale production of a new ultra-fine nylon yarn for stockings and inner wear, which it claims is significantly finer than other products already on the market.

JAPAN: Toray develops “next generation” breathable fabric | 13 Jan 11

Japanese textile maker Toray has developed a new membrane technology that offers laminated fabrics with what it describes as “the next generation of breathability” as well as being completely waterproof and windproof and high stretch.

JAPAN: Uniqlo extends HeatTech line into jeans | 10 Nov 10

Japanese casual clothing chain Uniqlo is launching a range of jeans that uses the same heat-retaining technology used in its best-selling HeatTech thermal underwear line.

JAPAN: Uniqlo unveils new “ultra-lightweight” jacket | 7 Oct 10

Clothing retailer Uniqlo has joined forces with fibre specialist Toray to develop a new range of ultra-lightweight down jackets.



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