ISPO 2022: Kuraray presents several new high-tech materials for sportswear

+++ Kuraray, the global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Japan, will present a whole range of new high-tech materials for sports applications at ISPO Munich.

+++ Booth B2.430 will showcase (among other things) a smart gloves system powered by a conductive textile for the sports industry, a shock-absorbing yarn that can be used in the production of sports socks, and a robust, unbreakable fiber for e.g. durable, robust athletic shoes.

+++ At booth C2.405 Kuraray will present applications using the sustainable and innovative leather alternative CLARINO™ and provide an overview of Kuraray’s eco-friendly future developments based on recycled and bio-based materials.


Hattersheim/Frankfurt am Main, October 24th, 2022. Kuraray, the global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Japan, will present a whole range of new high-tech materials for sports applications at the leading international trade fair for the sports business ISPO Munich (November 28-30, 2022). Thus, at booth B2.430, the Innovation Networking Center (INC) and AI SILK Corporation will present a smart gloves system powered by a conductive textile for the sports industry that AI SILK Corporation has developed using Kuraray fibers. This system is suitable for measuring vital signs during the training via textile sensors integrated into the glove. An additional highlight is a shock-absorbing yarn which is produced in an eco-friendly way and can be used in the production of sports socks. Another new, robust, and unbreakable fiber can be used for durable, robust athletic shoes. At the booth of Business Unit Clarino/amaretta (C2.405) on the other hand, Kuraray will present applications using the sustainable and innovative leather alternative CLARINO™. In addition to that, Kuraray will show sustainable CLARINO™ solutions based on recycled resources. Furthermore, the booth will give an overview of Kuraray’s eco-friendly future developments on the basis of recycled and bio-based materials.

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The smart gloves system powered by a unique conductive textile, which is developed by AI SILK Corporation on the basis of Kuraray fibers can be used for smart bike gloves that can measure vital signs. (Source: Kuraray)

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Kuraray sneakers with CLARINO™ as upper material. (Source: Kuraray)

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