Good, quality intimate apparel should fit the body like a second skin ensuring maximum freedom of movement. The best undergarments use fabrics that are stretchable, soft to the touch and do not curl or fray easily, but the secret is in the bond. Many garment manufacturers today benefit from seamless bonding solutions that make the most out of any fabric. Thanks to seamless bonding technology innovator UTAX, markets today can delight in comfortable, “no bumps” yet tough inner wear and apparel.
“Seamless bonding has become a trend in Japan and worldwide,” says UTAX president and CEO Daisuke Jackson Utaka. “We pioneered this technology and continue to develop it. We use a special kind of liquid glue instead of film for the bond, which makes the fabric softer, more breathable and easier to shape.”
Preferred by top-tier intimate wear brands in Japan for its high-quality bra accessories and bonded seamless garments, UTAX is backed by decades of technical expertise that also go into its own-designed automated production machinery. The company’s original bonding technology is not only behind every hook and eye, underwire, tape or bra component it makes, the specialisation also extends into fabric applications for sport, compression and active wear, and even vehicles.
“Originality is our strength, and we developed all our bulk production machines so we safeguard the engineering and production know-how,” Utaka says. “Bonding technology is not just for intimate apparel. Many industries use fabrics that need bonding so we collaborate with textile companies, garment manufacturers and suppliers to offer solutions to any industry.”
UTAX seeks to collaborate with more local and international partners to grow its sales overseas. With a master facility in Nishiwaki, Japan, followed by two production sites in China and one in Thailand, UTAX is eager to further penetrate the sportswear, medical and automotive markets in China, Southeast Asia, North America, India and Saudi Arabia.