Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group's fibres and products converting company, announced its development of SOLOTEX® Nanofibre, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) nanofibre with a diameter of 700nm that combines excellent gripping power with stretchable comfort for high-performance gloves, sportswear and innerwear.
SOLOTEX® Nanofibre has been adopted in Footjoy’s golf gloves, which Acushnet Japan, Inc began selling at golf shops throughout Japan from February15. SOLOTEX® Nanofibre textiles and samples were showcased at the Neo Functional Material 2018, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight from February 14 to 16.
SOLOTEX® Nanofibre offers high comfort thanks to soft, shape-retaining and stretchable SOLOTEX®. Moreover, since the surface area of nanofibre is tens of times greater than normal fibres, SOLOTEX® Nanofibre also has excellent gripping power, cooling and wiping property. In addition, it is highly conforming and slip resistant.
Teijin Frontier is also promoting SOLOTEX® Nanofibre products for other applications, such as motorcycle gloves and medical gloves. Annual sales are expected to reach 60 million yen by the fiscal year in March 2021. In addition, Teijin Frontier is pursuing the development of new nanofibre made of materials such as polypropylene and nylon to meet diverse consumer needs.