The fiber-product converting company Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., Tokyo/Japan, has developed a new line in the Deltapeak series – a 2-in-1 sweat-suit fabric that combines water-repelling and sweat-absorbing property.
Although existing sweat-suit fabrics are already used widely for sports outerwear, there is demand for extra-functional materials that are more stretchable, sweat-absorbent, quick-drying and lightweight. The new Deltapeak fabric offers a combination of water-repellency for outer surfaces and water-absorbency for inner surfaces. This next-generation sweat-suit fabric repels light rain and mud as well as preventing sweat stains. It also tolerates repeated washing thanks to its kneaded water-repellent yarn and advanced micro-crimping.
Teijin Frontier expects to combine its new fabric with other multifunctional materials for enhanced sportswear, fashionwear, uniforms and more. In addition, an eco-friendly version combined with fluorine-free water-repellent polyester fiber and recycled polyester fiber is now under development.