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Teijin to launch denim-like fireproof aramid fabric

Japan’s Teijin, the chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology company has announced it would soon launch Xfire denim, a practical and fireproof denim-like aramid fibre fabric for firefighting uniforms. The new aramid fabric is expected to meet the growing demand for extra-manoeuvrable clothing for volunteer fire corps.

While sales of Xfire Denim will be underway this month, Japanese manufacturers will start selling uniforms for fire corps made with the material in 2017. Made with Teijinconex meta-aramid fibre, Xfire Denim is produced with a proprietary technology to realise a pliant texture similar to that of denim, a universally popular fabric.

The material is also designed to offer comfort and design flexibility. The fabric’s appearance is also practical because it enables professional and volunteer fire corps to be easily distinguished when working side-by-side, the company detailed. The launch of Xfire Denim is expected to strengthen Teijin’s position in the Japanese market for protective apparel. The company is renowned for incorporating high-performance materials in innovative hybrid safety solutions. Looking ahead, Teijin has forecast global sales in its safety and protection field to rise to 20 billion Japanese Yen by 2020.

Over the decades, Teijin’s durable, heat-resistant and flame-retardant aramid fibres have provided police, firefighters and chemical-plant workers with high-performance clothing for added protection and safety. It says that it is the top-selling brand of protective apparel for professional firefighters in Japan who highly value the heat-resistant and flame-retardant properties of Teijinconex.

Teijin is a leader in aramid fibres. It is renowned for its strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight, Twaron, Technora, Teijinconex and Teijinconex neo that are used for applications including automobiles, ballistic protection, marine products, civil engineering, protective clothing, and oil drilling.