With the increase in global population and energy consumption, the world-wide depletion of petroleum/fossil fuels and increased atmospheric CO2 concentration (the main cause of global warming) are becoming issues.
We believe in realizing a sustainable society by changing the raw materials of petroleum-derived products. Materials and products made using Toray's biomass-based polymers (ecodear®) make this a reality.
Together with the increase in global population and energy consumption, the depletion of petroleum and increase in CO2 concentration are becoming issues requiring resolutions on a global scale.
Current polyester fibers are created through polymerization and spinning of petroleum-derived ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid.
Toray's ecodear®PET, a plant-based polyester containing 30% plant-based ethylene glycol, provides the same quality and performance as current 100% petroleum-derived polyester.
Carbon cycle of plant-based polyester products
Plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere during photosynthesis in order to grow. Even when plant-based polyester products are incinerated, the CO2 emitted from the plant-derived carbon does not increase the concentration of atmospheric CO2.
At Toray, we are also expanding our plant-based polyester fiber ecodear®PET into the world of functional wear.
On top of this, our ecodear®PET fiber is making an environmentally friendly contribution to society in all kinds of other product sectors, too.
As a company involved in the chemical industry, we in the Toray Group believe we have a large responsibility to contribute to society. Under the banner of 'Green Innovation,' we are creating innovative technologies that contribute to resolving global environmental problems, and are striving to realize a sustainable, low-carbon society. Hereafter, the Toray Group will continue to contribute to all of our stakeholders, and the planet, through our innovative technologies and materials.
One possibility is to use the power of materials to produce functional wear that is natural and environmentally friendly. Meet plant-based polyester by Toray.
|•••||Ecodear® is a brand of materials and products made from biomass-based polymers.|