Highly modified cross-section crimped yarn
Samples will be provided in the fiscal year 2018. Teijin Frontier expects annual sales of staple-fiber Solotex Octa to reach 400 tons.
Synthetic staple fiber insulation that is extra shape-recovering after compression, bulky and lightweight is in demand as a substitute for natural feathers.
The new fiber was developed by transforming the cross-sectional shape of Solotex, a stretchable, shape-recovering and high-cushioning material, into a highly modified cross section comprising 8 projections aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fiber.