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Teijin Frontier develops fast-drying fabric for casualwear

By Giacomo Lee 12 Oct 2020

Teijin Frontier Co, Ltd, the Teijin Group's fibres and products converting company, has developed a new high-absorption, quick-drying fabric suitable for casual wear it says was inspired by the fine structure of diatomaceous earth used in bath mats. 

Teijin Frontier Co, Ltd, the Teijin Group’s fibres and products converting company, has developed a new high-absorption, quick-drying fabric suitable for casual wear it says was inspired by the fine structure of diatomaceous earth used in bath mats. 

While conventional polyester fabrics have a smooth woven structure made with uniform fibres, the new fabric has a fine uneven structure made with random fibres. As such, it is said to offer excellent water absorption and diffusion for quick drying and also achieves a natural-like appearance and is stretchable.

Due to increases in double-income and single-person households, demands are rising for products that help to minimise housework, such as washing clothes, Teijin Frontier says. Related to this trend is the increasing popularity of easy-care attire that dries quickly after washing. 

The group will begin selling the new fabric in spring/summer 2021 collections and is targeting annual sales of 50,000 metres in fiscal 2020 and a tenfold increase to 500,000 metres in fiscal 2022.