Company: Teijin® Fiber Corporation
What They Say
Teijin Fibers Limited has made the world’s first structural chromogenic fibers “ MORPHOTEX® ” using the color principle of a Morpho butterfly. These are laminated structure fibers made possible through nanotechnology and the thickness of the lamination is controlled in the order of nanometers for optically developing colors. Morpho butterfly is called “ a living jewel ”. Its wings of cobalt-blue which shine beautifully do not actually contain any blue pigment.
What Others Say
“Teijin Fibers Ltd. started the commercial production of Morphotex, which is an unstained, structurally colored fiber. This technology is based on the biomimetic conception for the microscopic structure of Morpho butterfly’s wings. Thin films of 70 nm thickness consisting either of polyester or nylon are laminated in 61 layers alternatively, and four types of basic colors such as red, green, blue and violet are allowed to be developed by precisely controlling the layer thickness according to visible wavelength. Morphotex has wide applications, e. g. filament, short-cut fiber and powdery materials”
Last Updated 06/16/09
June 16, 2009