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Toray Ultrasuede (America), Inc.


A Luxury Alternative to Suede & Leather

Every day each one of us make decisions that have an impact on the environment, from our shopping choices and how we dispose of our household waste to our use of water, gas and electricity in our homes. Adopt more sustainable choices every day, and by doing so become role models for sustainable living. Responsibly Engineered by Ultrasuede® 

 

The inventor of the world's first ultra-microfiber, Toray is a global leader of cutting-edge fiber technologies and their applications. We are also an innovator in environmentally conscientious technology and recycling, which has resulted in reduced energy consumption and a more ecologically sound manufacturing process. 

 

Ultrasuede® HP is manufactured using ultra-microfiber made with recycled polyester. While being virtually reinvented as a recycled product, the new HP continues to deliver all the beauty and performance you've come to expect from Ultrasuede®. That's evident in the richness of its hand, the unsurpassed color palette, the superior durability, and its easy cleaning and maintenance. 

 

Toray products deliver the same level of excellence through our commitment to environmental responsibility. Inherently beautiful. Responsibly engineered. This is the next generation of
Ultrasuede®. 

 

Toray Recycling Strategy 

 

Many recycling efforts in the market today consume large amounts of energy—Toray believes this to be a conflicting endeavor. Our strategy is to employ only those technologies that reduce energy consumption. 

 

Based on Toray’s chemical recycling process that reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emission by as much as 80%, HP continues to deliver all the beauty and performance you’ve come to expect from Ultrasuede®. 

 

High-Performance Ultrasuede® Made Using 100% Recycled Ultra-microfiber 

 

Ultrasuede® HP combines the beauty and soft, appealing comfort of the finest suede with the supreme performance of ultra-microfiber. Conscientiously engineered, Ultrasuede® HP is both versatile and easy-care, exceptionally durable yet luxurious, modern yet classically stylish. Its strength lies in its elegance. Available in nearly 100 colors, it is also an ideal material for fashion, accessories, footwear, mobile devices and beyond.

 

Environmentally Friendly Design

 

- Vegan -Cruelty Free

 

- Soft, plush suede hand.

 

- Easy maintenance: spot-cleanable and washable.

 

- Solid colorfastness.

 

- Soothing to the touch in any climate.

 

- Avoids sagging, crocking, pilling, and shrinking.

 

- Highly abrasion-resistant—exceeds 200,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs.

 

- Animal-friendly resistance to staining and odors.

 

- Antimicrobial 

 

Toray Ultrasuede (America), Inc. (TUA) is announcing the debut of EcoDesign™, an environmentally responsible line of products based on innovative recycling technology from Toray. This new technology has resulted in reduced energy consumption and a more ecologically sound manufacturing process. The technology that led to EcoDesign™ was created by Toray Industries, the parent company of TUA and a global manufacturer and developer of fibers, textiles, plastics, and other advanced materials. EcoDesign™ captures industrial materials, such as scrap polyester films used in smart phone screens, from the Toray manufacturing processes and recycles them for use in building high-quality fibers and textiles. 

 

“The objective of our recycling initiative is always to reduce energy consumption and CO² emissions and, as a result, to continually minimize our impact on the environmen. , Ultrasuede employs a method called PET chemical recycling, which reduces both energy consumption and CO² emissions by a minimum average of 80%*. Many other recycling efforts in the market today consume large amounts of energy—Toray believes this to be a conflicting endeavor. Our strategy is to employ only those technologies that reduce energy consumption.” EcoDesign™ technology has been used to redesign Ultrasuede® Ambiance for use in interiors and in upholstery applications, as well as Ultrasuede® Marathon, for use in a myriad of footwear applications. Further introductions of EcoDesign™ to the Ultrasuede® line will follow. 

 

“Toray Ultrasuede is very pleased to be introducing our new EcoDesign™ line of environmentally responsible products. This is just another step in the evolution of the dedication of Toray Industries to social responsibility, which began over 50 years ago. Toray are leaders then, and we continue to lead today in one of the most important aspects of protecting the environment in which we live and work.” 

 

Because it utilizes 100% recycled ultra-microfiber, the new Ultrasuede® represents a significant advancement in the Toray group’s already strong commitment to the environment. Virtually reinvented as a greener recycled product, the new Ultrasuede® continues to deliver all the beauty and performance designers, manufacturers and consumers expect from Ultrasuede®. That is evident in the richness of its hand, the unparalleled color palette, its superior durability, and easy cleaning and maintenance. The rich, supple texture of Ultrasuede® and its availability in a wide color range allow it to be adapted for use in high-fashion apparel and accessories, furniture, and other designer goods. Moreover, its lightweight construction, easy cleaning and maintenance, and superior durability are the perfect fit for applications as varied as footwear to boat and airplane interiors. 

 

Ultrasuede® is used across a broad range of platforms and in multiple industries, meeting consumers’ demand for the use of more ecologically friendly products. Ultrasuede®, together with Toray technology, continues to innovate and develop environmentally sensitive products, with the ongoing goal of improving ecological and social conditions around the world. EcoDesign™ products deliver on the promise of the TUA commitment to excellence through environmental responsibility. 

 

 

A Luxury Alternative to Suede & Leather