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(Japan): Asahi Kasei Fibers is the core operating company for all fibers
and textiles operations of the Asahi Kasei Group. A wide and expanding range
of innovative materials for apparel and industrial applications are produced
with the know-how gained through eight decades of industry leadership. Main
business: Roica polyurethane fibers, Eltas
spunbonds, Lamous artificial suedes, Bemliese
cupro nonwovens, Bemberg cupro
fibers, Leona nylon 66 fibers, polyester
for the Polyurethanes Industry (API): The
Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry serves as a research arm and data
clearinghouse for API member companies. API technical experts, working in
conjunction with the American Plastic Council's Plastics Industry Producers'
Statistics Group, regularly produce a variety of data and reports for the
/ polyurethane: BASF Polyurethane's
product range includes - PU basic products - PU systems - PU specialty elastomers
With more than forty years of experience in polyurethanes, their high-performance
products as well as Their knowledge and expertise make them a reliable partner.
When scientists discovered that polyurethanes could be made into fine threads,
they were combined with nylon to make more lightweight, stretchable garments.
Over the years, polyurethanes have been improved and developed into Spandex
fibers, polyurethane coatings, and thermoplastic elastomers.
Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers can be molded and shaped into different
parts. When these elastomers are spun into fibers they produce a flexible
material called spandex. Spandex is used to make sock tops, bras, support
hose, swimsuits, and other athletic apparel.
Polyurethane coated fabrics meet the needs of today's fashion trends.
They are durable and abrasion-resistant, while also being soft, light and
even breathable. As such, they are used in creating more comfortable and
sophisticated weatherproof clothing such as sports anoraks and light rain
clothes. Polyurethane coatings are also used for leather-like materials
such as imitation suede and as man-made leather for garments that not only
look like leather, but also have similar stretch, stiffness and permeability
Because of todays advances in polyurethane techniques, manufactures can
make a broad range of polyurethane apparel from man-made skins and leathers
used for garments to sports clothes and a variety of accessories.
The Alliance for the Polyurethanes
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