Manufacturing & Innovation

Examples of sustainable manufacturing technologies and innovation currently ASICS has been working on include bio-based materials, solution dyeing and .

1. Bio-based materials: Cellulose nanofiber (CNF)

Launched in 2018, the GEL-KAYANO™ 25 is the world’s first running shoe to feature cellulose nanofiber (CNF). CNF is a nano-sized ultra-fine fiber made from plant biomass that is one-fifth the weight of steel but five times stronger.

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2. Solution dyeing

A process that uses around 50% less water than conventional dyeing methods. Instead of introducing dyes by dipping and washing of fabrics, the new process adds color to the synthetic fiber components in their liquid state before the fiber is actually produced.

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3. Microwave