(OIC) Toray is launching a PET-recycled iteration of its Primeflex series of flexible stretch fabric. The new version, which will be available in spring/summer 2021, is to meet the increasing demand by sportswear consumers for sustainability without compromising stretch. The Primeflex PET-recycled type incorporates recycled PET that would normally be discarded as waste. The fabric itself is a composite of PTT (polytrimethylene terephithalate), derived partially from plant-based materials, and recycled PET waste. Toray is developing a range of woven and knitted textiles featuring the PET-recycled Primeflex and aimed at the sportswear and casual apparel markets. The company is aiming for initial annual sales of 500,000 square meters of this fabric, envisioning three million square meters by fiscal 2022.