Teijin Frontier: highly water-repellent stret...
Teijin Frontier

highly water-repellent stretchable fabric

Teijin
new highly water-repellent fabric
new highly water-repellent fabric

The fiber-product converting company Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, has developed a new highly water-repellent fabric incorporating enhanced elastic properties.

The new fabric is designed primarily for trousers and outer-clothing applications requiring medium thickness materials.

Based on the company’s existing water repellent fabric, the new design incorporates a convex structure with horizontal surface tension which is smaller than water drops, allowing water to run off the surface smoothly.

The fabric achieves a grade 4 out of 5 in water-repellent rating initially, and a grade 3 rating after being washed 20 times. It is able to stretch by 10%, and maintains water-repellency when stretched thanks to its flexible structure; conventional water-repellent fabrics are unable to achieve similar levels of stretchablility because of the high density of their yarn arrays.

Topics
Tokyo Japan

Your Newsletter for the Textile Industry

From the industry for the industry – sign up for your free newsletter now

 
stats