27. April 2018 | Clothtech

Teijin Aramid introduces flame resistant and durable stretch fabric

Teijin Aramid announced the introduction of Teijinconex Coolnex Stretch: a flame resistant and durable stretch fabric that easily moves with you. Teijinconex Coolnex Stretch is a solution for workers that need Flame Retardant (FR) protection work wear that is also comfortable. Already available in Japan, the company now introduces Teijinconex Coolnex Stretch in the EMEA region. The latest addition to the Teijinconex family of fabrics is a unique single-layer, high performance textile that combines the best in FR protection with built-in stretch and recovery.

FR protective wear

The fabric is exclusively engineered with Solotex stretch technology. Solotex is a special patented fiber solution, exclusively engineered by Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. This material offers excellent fabric memory, elasticity and flexibility, making fabrics made with “Solotex inside” the perfect alternative. Originally developed for casual wear, Teijin’s textile engineers now have applied it for FR protective clothing. Coolnex Stretch meets a need in the market for comfortable FR work wear. If garments are not comfortable, workers won’t be able to do their job properly and personal safety maybe at risk. Current fabric solutions for work wear use polyurethane (spandex, elastane), which are susceptible to reduced stretch and recovery over time, have poor abrasion resistance, poor chemical resistance and are not durable after laundering. Teijinconex Coolnex Stretch on the other hand offers inherent stretch, meaning that performance is maintained after laundering and keeps its stretch/recovery functionality over time.

The new Teijinconex Coolnex Stretch Fabric will be shown at Teijin Aramid's stand at the upcoming Safety Summit in Schelle, Belgium. 

edited by Petra Gottwald

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