IMIDE AND SUNS. MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE. I.S.T MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES.
IMIDE AND SUNS. MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE. I.S.T MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES.
Our aim is to bring you a hearty smile and abundance of life.
IST’s booth design, displayed at ISPO Munich 2020, titled as “From Yarn to the Summit” has got an award in Cross-Platform category of “The One Show Asia Showcase 2020” ran by The One Club For Creativity.
We are a "group thinking of technology" looking ahead to the future, and always take on new research development. Technical employees, who make up about one third of all our employees, work in research and technology development.
Value the obvious.
We make our company a safe, healthy, and hopeful place to work for our customers, community, employees and their families.
Reshape common sense. We develop new materials that are world firsts, and contributing to the world. And furthermore to the universe. We hope that the materials we generate will be given life and utilized to lead to significant world improvement.
I.S.T's own technology has increased its need on a global scale, and we’ve expanded our activity locations. The network that connects research development, production, and sales at each location responds rapidly to the accelerating change of the times.
We are a group that is always thinking and constantly trying out new things. After each of us aggressively puts ideas out, we give a concrete shape to them, and manufacture things to be of advantage to companies and the world.
As a general sales agency of I.S.T Corporation, we sell various functional products, such as heat-resistant polyimid resin, office automation equipment parts, FRP parts, nonflammable function textile products, and clothing textile products.
Varnish is used to form a polyimide membrane with heat and voltage resistance, as well as having high-level mechanical strength. This material is used in a wide range of fields, such as electric wire coating materials for airplanes, as well as for medical tubes, due to its excellent features.
Polyimide varnish is used for heat-resistant and high strength compound materials, with many actual usages being achieved in airplanes. This material has the most thermal stability and adhesive properties among currently commercialized and mass-produced high-polymer materials.
High heat-resistant polyimide resin is based on I.S.T's proprietary techniques, which are used to form RTM (Resin Transfer Molding). Polyimide carbon FRP with very few voids can be made through injection forming.
A compact light-weighted polyimide foam with heat resistance and a low dielectric constant. The foam density can be controlled, and a wide range of foams from a 100 micrometer-thick thin film (sheet) to thick film (block) can be manufactured.
High heat-resistant polyimide composite with excellent thermal conductivity. This composite, which is lighter than metals, has the combined properties of a high glass-transition temperature derived from polyimide resin, and an extremely low CTE and high thermal conductivity derived from carbon fabric.
Binder for lithium-ion battery silicon anodes. This material has excellent adherence properties for copper foil and silicon alloy, and 97% of battery capacity can be retained after 400 cycles of charging and discharging.
Transparent polyimide film with a heat resistance of 300ºC and visible light transmission of 90% or more. We have also developed in-house equipment that is used to form film into a continuous roll, and have prepared the production system.
Heat-resistant and high strength seamless tube. This material is widely used in Japan and abroad for such applications as office automation equipment (copiers, printers), transfer/drive mechanisms of precision equipment, laminated belts in the high temperature range, and insulating sleeves.
Heat-resistant, high strength, and low hygroscopic polyimide fiber. This is a super fiber with a 3.0 GPa strength, and a continuous service temperature of 250ºC or more.
Nonflammable, high strength sewing yarn. This is nonflammable sewing yarn with excellent flex resistance, sliding characteristics, and chemical resistance.
This nonflammable fabric material is woven with nonflammable, rich-textured color yarn developed using our proprietary composite technology. This is nonflammable wall covering cloth that has both a soft texture and high construction durability, in addition to a premium feel that has never been seen in conventional nonflammable cloth.
Glass wool sound absorption board with unprecedented texture of woven fabric and a new design. The concavo-convex or frame processing is applied to the joint parts, which results in well-fitted joints, and construction with an excellent finishing.
A sound absorption interior wall system excellent in design.Original sound absorption walls can be created.
Magnet-type sound absorption panels. These panels can be quickly attached to or removed from surfaces such as steel partitions, where magnets can be used. Depending on the number of panels to be installed, the acoustic effects can be easily adjusted.
Nonflammable wall paper with both a soft texture and a premium feel, developed using our proprietary composite technology. This wall paper can be safely used in places that require nonflammable finishing, such as hotels, stores, commercial facilities, and medical and welfare facilities.
KARL KARL YARN is a new airy and light yarn that maintains a soft texture, which enables the production of clothes to have a very soft and sponge-like elastic characteristic.
Lightweight cotton yarn with excellent water-absorption and quick-drying properties. With the special two-layer structure, it maintains a light and soft texture, and hardly generates lint.
"Super aesthetic" next-generation wool stretchable yarn. Using yarn that produce a shiny and elegant gloss has made this high-class material a reality, in spite of it being a stretchable material.
A more delicate, and beautiful super fine wool yarn. The two-folded yarn 2/200 produces extremely fine textured, beautiful, thin, and soft wool textile, just like a robe of feathers.
Thin and light air-in fabric that allows ventilation. This yarn is woven by hollow wool fibers that include more air layers inside, and characterized by being very light and warm, as well as having high ventilation.
We develop new materials under our motto of developing things that are world firsts. We continue to utilize next-generation themes through joint research with universities and institutions in Japan and abroad, as well as our own development of independent equipment.
All our trial equipment and production facilities have been designed and manufactured by ourselves, since the foundation of the company. We can also accept consultations and provide our knowledge, regarding production equipments when cannot be made using general equipment manufacturers.
We build and sell the most appropriate system on a custom-made bases for manufacturing companies that need solutions to several problems, for example, when commercially available package software does not fit in with their business contents.
In our I.S.T Kami factory, a major production base in Hyogo Prefecture, we have improved various production jobs through production reformation into simplified jobs anyone can do, giving new employment opportunities to the elderly in the communities.
We have implemented our own CSR activities since January, 2013. Based on these activities, we help our employees obtain nursing care qualifications at the company's expense, and send them to nursing-care facilities while maintaining their contracted compensation packages.
The technology of seven dreamers and the technology of I.S.T are gathered and a new brand began.
In order to achieve both reasonable prices and high quality, we mainly use our own company’s materials, and have our artisans involved in making patterns from direct measurement and manual cutting. Please experience an "affordable and genuine satisfaction" that cannot be gained with pattern-ordered products.
Advantages of KARL KARL™ YARN include;
1. 30% lighter than other yarns;
2. 20% warmer than other yarns (Clo value by ASTM);
3. Bulky and soft; and
4. Easy care.
Thise technology creates larger numbers of air layers inside the yarn structure and , results in lighter and bulkier yarn with a superior level of heat retention.
As shown below, products made with KARL KARL™ YARN achieve both a higher "heat retention rate" and "Clo value", compared to general wool products. KARL KARL™ YARN are the most desirable choice for ultra-light and warm clothing.
・Fitness, Yoga wear
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Tweed jackets give a very sharp, professional look and good warmness because they are made of thick woolen fabric. Tweed Jackets made of 100% polyester KARL KARL™ YARN provides additional values to them by being up to 30% lighter in weight, machine washable and durable while keeping all other attractive benefits that authentic wool tweed jackets have.
Base layers made of Wool/Polyester Hybrid KARL KARL™ YARN is ultra-light and provides the best functions of both wool and polyester can offer. It offers great warmness, deodorization, moisture control as for wool and durability, and quick-drying features, which are characteristics of polyester.
Take advantage of the functional base layer made of KARL KARL™ YARN and attain more body movements and save energy for the best performance in mountain climbing.
They are KARL KARL™ YARN’s top selling applications since it’s innovation.
Standard wool knit wears and double- faced fabrics tend to be heavy and often cause people having neck and shoulder aches.
100% wool outerwear made of KARL KARL™ YARN can change the preconception that winter clothes are heavy. You can simply wear a 100% wool outer wear made of KARL KARL™ YARN over light clothes and have the same warmness as wearing a heavy coat and/or several layers of clothes because KARL KARL™ YARN provides the same amount of warmness with 30% less weight compared to standard wool yarns. This yarn maintains its bulkiness for a longer period and the fiber doesn’t wear out easily either, making clothes last longer and sustainable.
100% wool KARL KARL™ YARN is applicable for knit, jersey/circle knitted fabrics (including the double faced fabric shown in the above coat) and woven fabrics.
Acrylic micro fibers are commonly used to produce faux furs because they are easy to handle. However, acrylic is a 100% artificial material and all fibers are identical, therefore, the end-products tend to look not as real.
In contrast, wool is natural and gives a real look but rarely used for producing faux furs because its inconsistency makes it more challenging to process. The Wool/Polyester Hybrid KARL KARL™ YARN enables producing faux furs that look more real than existing acrylic furs and give easy handlings.
The faux far made of Wool/Polyester Hybrid KARL KARL™ YARN is machine washable, dryer-safe, and moreover it makes faux fur even fluffier using dryers. Also, it has excellent water repellency against the rain and/or snow while maintaining the warmth.
The hybrid KARL KARL™ YARN uses only 100% recycled polyester and is not micro fiber. Longer fibers (non-microfibers) can be knitted tight and prevents fibers from falling off easily, which lead to protecting the environment from causing marine pollution.
Polyester is widely used in active wears because of it’s efficiency as sweat/water dries quickly, but it may not be the best choice for the winter use. KARL KARL™ YARN spun with wool, polyester and spandex blend is suitable for all seasons. The polyester gives coolness when it’s hot and the wool provides warmness when it’s cold while spandex maintains the flexibility of the clothes. Moreover, this fitness wear made of KARL KARL™ YARN can prevent causing dry skins by keeping the moisture a human body needs. The yarn is washable, quick-dry and deodorized as well.
- I.S.T uses an RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certified wool fiber and is an RWS certified spinner of yarn in the supply chain of wool.
- I.S.T uses GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified recycled polyester fibers.