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ECOSENSOR™by Asahi Kasei Advance: Redefining Technical Textiles for a Sustainable Future at ISPO

Published: November 28, 2023

TOKYO, JAPAN – 28 November 2023 – ECOSENSOR™, a Japanese fabric producer and a division of Asahi Kasei Advance, is thrilled to announce its participation in the esteemed international technical textile show, ISPO – Munich, where it will unveil three special features. This prestigious event will take place in Munich, bringing together industry professionals and enthusiasts from around the world to explore the latest advancements in performance textiles. The vision that lies behind ECOSENSOR™ is bold and ambitious. This ideal concept turns real in a versatile collection of eco – high-tech fabrics that embody new generation values of design, innovation and responsibility.

Among the innovations of the new SS25 collection, it’s worth to mention:

PFC-FREE Super DWR Fabric: Next-Level Water Resistance

ECOSENSOR™ proudly introduces its cutting-edge PFC-FREE Super DWR fabric, a game-changer in the world of water-resistant textiles. This innovative fabric matches the highest standards for durability and water repellency, surpassing the performance of conventional C0 fabric treatments. Through the utilization of this advanced C0 treatment technology, ECOSENSOR™ has achieved exceptional water resistance, making it the preferred choice for
outdoor enthusiasts and performance-driven brands.

[TECH FACT] The Bundesmann Method has revealed an outstanding Rate 4 result for ECOSENSOR™’s PFC-FREE Super DWR fabric. Notably, this result is achieved even when subjected to a more challenging test method than the standard spray test (JIS L 1092 Rain test A – ISO9865). In addition, the fabric has undergone the JIS L 1092 Spray test (ISO4920), achieving an Rate 4 rating.

Lightweight 3-Layer Fabric: Combining Performance and Sustainability

In line with its commitment to sustainability, ECOSENSOR™ introduces a remarkable lightweight 3-layer fabric that boasts exceptional performance features. Crafted with a 12d face fabric, a 7μ membrane, and a 12d recycled polyamide tricot backer, this fabric represents a breakthrough in waterproof and breathable solutions.

This 3-layer fabric not only delivers top-notch performance but also demonstrates ECOSENSOR’s dedication. With the lightest backer in our collectionfor waterproof breathable membrane and recycled face and backer fabric, this fabric embodies the brand’s ecoconscious values without compromising on performance.

Bemberg™ Knitted Fabrics: A Circular Economy Approach

ECOSENSOR™ is proud to unveil its range of knitted fabrics made with Bemberg™, showcasing the brand’s  unwavering commitment to sustainability and circular economy. Bemberg™ is a cellulosic fiber derived from cotton linters.

Not only, Bemberg™ is innovative and responsible, but it also delivers a luxuriously soft touch, making it ideal for various applications. In addition, the fabric’s inherent moisture control properties give comfort for wearers during any activity.

“We are delighted to showcase our latest advancements in technical textiles at ISPO,” said Yuji Ishidate, Manager of Marketing Division at ECOSENSOR™. “Our PFC-FREE Super DWR fabric and lightweight 3-layer fabric embody our solid commitment to innovation and sustainability.”


Visit ECOSENSOR’s booth at ISPO Booth 104 – B1 hall to experience firsthand the excellence of PFC-FREE Super DWR and the lightweight 3-layer fabric.

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