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Teijin to produce nanofiber filament from recycled polyester

April 14th, 2021 / By: / Company News, News

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group fibers and products converting company, announced that it has developed technology to mass produce a new version of its Nanofront® ultra-fine polyester, which the company believes is the world’s first nanofiber to be made from recycled polyester raw materials. The new technology will enable Teijin Frontier to produce all of its polyester fiber products with recycled raw materials.

Teijin Frontier expects filament and textiles made with the new version of Nanofront made from recycled polyester materials to replace conventional Nanofront made from petroleum-derived raw materials in a wide range of fields, including sportswear, functional clothing and industrial uniforms. The company is forecasting sales of recycled-polyester Nanofront to reach 300 million yen ($2.75 million) in fiscal 2021 and 800 million yen ($7.3 million) in fiscal 2025.