Coolcore signs distribution agreement with ITOCHU

May 17th, 2016

Coolcore, Portsmouth, N.H.-based manufacturer of chemical-free cooling and moisture transportation fabrics, has entered into an exclusive relationship with Tokyo’s ITOCHU Corporation to distribute Coolcore fabric and finished goods throughout Japan. According to the agreement, ITOCHU will be the exclusive Japanese distributor for the entire collection of Coolcore cooling fabrics, designed for the everyday, workwear and […]

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Electronic-skin display demonstrated by Tokyo researchers

April 25th, 2016

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, flexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. As reported in Science Daily, this technology will enable the creation of electronic-skin (e-skin) displays of blood oxygen level, e-skin heart rate sensors for athletes and other applications. Researchers world-wide have […]

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Water-free dyeing is in the works

August 7th, 2015

Tokyo-based zip manufacturer YKK is working on a new “eco” dyeing process using supercritical fluid dyeing (SFD) technology, which the company says will allow it to use almost no water in the dyeing process. YKK’s technology uses carbon dioxide (CO2) as a dyeing medium that can be collected and recycled. It also does not require […]

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Teijin Frontier offers new polyester fabric

July 10th, 2015

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Tokyo-based Teijin Group's fiber-product converting company, says it has developed an all-polyester material that achieves the pile structure of toweling and offers water absorbency, a soft texture and a unique bulky-but-lightweight feel. The company is developing a variety of applications for the new material, focusing on 2016 fall/winter sportswear, but […]

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Toho Tenax’s prepreg used in electric racecar

July 8th, 2015

Teijin Limited, Tokyo, says its carbon fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, made by Toho Tenax Co. Ltd. (the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business), was used in the lightweight body of the electric racecar that competed in the world-famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado in […]

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TenCate names Japan rep

February 7th, 2014

TenCate Advanced Composites, supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, has signed Tokyo-based Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha Ltd. for representation in Japan. Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha will support and distribute TenCate’s thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials and represent TenCate’s molded part capabilities. Royal Ten Cate (TenCate), headquartered in The Netherlands, combines textile technology with related chemical […]

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