The Teijin booth (stand W2F11) presents examples of enhanced living through high-performance, environmentally friendly materials for mattresses and indoor/outdoor cushions for sofas and pillows. These include elk, a urethane-alternative polyester cushioning material, and V-Lap, a vertically lapped nonwoven fabric. Both are made with ECOPET, a Teijin Fibers polyester fiber made from recycled PET bottles.
The product elk is lightweight, durable, cushiony, breathable and does not yellow easily, making it a good substitute for urethane in a range of cushioning applications. It is also environmentally friendly because it does not generate cyanogen gas when incinerated. V-Lap is voluminous yet lightweight, highly breathable, highly malleable and easy to mold, making it a superior material for cushioning applications.
The two Teijin companies are also exhibiting high-performance polyester filling materials that offer various competitive features, including tick-proof, antibacterial, antibromic, sweat-absorbent and heat-retentive properties.
Teijin is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT.