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Providing a Wide Array of Fibers That Transcend Industrial Boundaries
Involved in just about every kind of fiber and material imaginable, from cutting-edge industrial fibers with advanced functionality through to non-woven textiles used for sanitary items, ITOCHU is expanding this business area globally. For automobile use, we handle fibers used in floor carpets, airbags, and seatbelts as well as fibers used to reinforce tires and mechanical belts. ITOCHU also handles composites that are indispensable for sporting goods, such as tennis rackets and golf club shafts, and in state-of-the-art technologies for railcars and aircraft bodies. In addition, ITOCHU handles abrasive cloths for hard disk drives in the electronics field, waterproof roofing materials and nonwoven fabrics for ground stabilization used in construction and civil engineering, interior products such as curtains and carpets, electric blankets and electric carpets, and functional bedding products such as materials for luxury down futons. In recent years, we have focused efforts on the Life & Healthcare business area, which promises to grow as society ages. These initiatives include providing linen supplies for hospitals and medical and welfare facilities.