The Japanese company Toray Industires Inc. has announced the development of Qticle (TM), a polyester filament that combines the structure of wool and hair with a smooth and flexible texture. Fabrics produced with this technology will be offered for casual wear, accessories and industrial applications.
This material has been inspired by biomimicry. Toray has created it using its NANODESIGN (TM) torsion technology to create eccentric yarns (cross section made of two polymers, each with a center of gravity) with an ultra-thin backing layer, thus generating an irregular and corrugated structure. In the years to come, the company wants to use polymers made from recycled material as a raw material.