We find ever-growing applications and markets.


Ultrasuede® marks its 30th anniversary.
Our product specifically designed for automotive headliners is developed.
October Toray applies for a patent in the U.S. and Europe for the superior acoustic performance of Ultrasuede®.


January Donna Karan's spring 2001 Signature Collection includes Ultrasuede®.
May Ultrasuede® sponsors the American Ballet Theatre's The Pied Piper by donating materials for all of the costumes. The dance premieres at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
August Our high-end apparel product Ecsaine® Prima is launched.
September Tumi introduces colorful carrying bags featuring Ultrasuede®.


  The luxury luggage brand Hartmann introduces the Ultrasuede® Collection.


December Ultrasuede® GX, with highly durable polyurethane perfectly suited for automotive-seating applications, is introduced.


May Toray Industries (China) Co., Ltd. (TCH) starts marketing and sales activities for Ultrasuede® in China.


Ultrasuede® RP, using recycled polyester and developed for footwear applications, is introduced.


January Cadillac CovertJ concept and Lincoln Concept C, which debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, both feature Ultrasuede® in their interiors.