Fibers (including Industrial Materials)
ECODEAR™ Polyactic Acid (PLA) Fiber
ECODEAR™ PLA is a "polylactic acid (PLA) fiber"made from plant-derived raw materials, rather than petroleum or other fossil resources. It can thus be readily reabsorbed by the natural environment after use. It is an environmentally friendly product that helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and conserve fossil resources. It also has people-friendly characteristics, including mild acidity. It can truly be referred to as a fiber of the next generation. At present, Toray is promoting the sale of ECODEAR™ PLA mainly as an industrial material, especially for automobile components, and also as a life material and green material.