Teijin Supplies Basketball Teams | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 47 | pp. 16-17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 25, 2013

Teijin Supplies Basketball Teams

Department: Business
Keywords: polyester, uniforms, recycling
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New basketball uniforms made with Teijin’s recycled fiber.
Credit: Teijin
Three basketball uniforms on headless mannequins.
 
New basketball uniforms made with Teijin’s recycled fiber.
Credit: Teijin

Teams in the China Basketball Association will wear uniforms made from chemically recycled polyester produced by Japan’s Teijin. Jiaren, a joint venture of Teijin and Jinggong Holding Group, is scheduled to start producing Teijin’s Eco Circle fiber in May 2014. Used polyester clothing that is chemically decomposed is the feedstock for Eco Circle (C&EN, Dec. 17, 2012, page 23).

 
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