Mitsubishi Chemical Announces Plant-based Moisture Transmission Film Green KTF

With a continued focus on realizing a circular economy,  Mitsubishi Chemical leads in development of bio-based materials.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of Green KTF™—a mostly plant-based microporous film.

Approximately 90% of Green KTF™ is derived from natural products such as calcium carbonate and plant-derived polyethylene, while having the same  performance as conventional KTF™. The unique structure of the film has pores large enough to allow water vapor to pass, but small enough to block water droplets. The manufacturing of this unique plant-based film has been made possible through MCC’s development of a new production method. In comparison to the conventional product, Green KTF™ releases approximately 30%* less CO2emissions during production, significantly reducing the environmental burden.

KTF™ is mainly used in the back sheets of disposable diapers and other hygiene materials, as well as the bases for high-performance protective clothing. Recently demand has been increasing with the development of the Asian region and it is expected to experience steady growth in the future.

Based on the medium- to long-term management strategy “KAITEKI Vision 30” set forth by the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, MCC is continually expanding its bio-based  product offerings to realize a circular economy. The company contributes to the realization of a sustainable society by developing and providing products that have both high functionality and low environmental burden.

*According to MCC research

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