The Teijin Group’s fibre and products converting company has developed Solotex Octa, a highly modified cross-section crimped yarn that is extra bulky, lightweight, stretchable and shape-recovering. Samples will be provided in the fiscal year 2018. Teijin Frontier expects annual sales of staple-fibre Solotex Octa to reach 400 tonne and sales of filament Solotex Octa to reach one mn mtr as textiles by the fiscal year ending in March 2023.