Mirai is the Japanese word for Future. We believe that every application with its unique characteristics requires its own unique fabric. And in that respect Mirai, an economical 40D ripstop nylon, has got a great future. Mirai was introduced in 2005 as a basic ripstop nylon fabric for sport- and foil kites; kites that require a high quality fabric which is resistant to wear and tear, has good airtightness and which easily absorbs shocks.
The manufacturer of Chikara is Toray Industries (Tokyo, Japan). Their founding business areas were fibres and textiles. Now they are a multinational corporation that specializes in industrial products centered around technologies in organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and biochemistry.
Teijin is the manufacturer of Icarex. Tejin is a very large manufacturer of all kinds of synthetic fibers and fabric (mainly polyester based fabrics), with offices around the world and a workforce of more than 20,000 people.