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Kuraray Develops Environmentally Conscious Fastening Bands for Reuse Market
Compatible with Many Molded Plastic Hook and Loop Fasteners

Feb 25, 2004
Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Kuraray Develops Environmentally Conscious Fastening Bands for Reuse Market

Kuraray Co., Ltd, which makes fastening materials used in the manufacturing and distribution of many products, on March 1, 2004 will launch a new series of reusable hook and loop fastener bands for bundling materials. These products are environmentally friendly substitutes for consumable packaging materials such as adhesive tape and polypropylene bands, and Kuraray is working to have them adopted in a broad spectrum of manufacturing and distribution facilities.

In recent years, environmental concerns have prompted an increasing number of companies to seek reductions in waste generated at their manufacturing facilities, including cardboard boxes and other packaging materials. To the present, bundling materials such as adhesive tape and polypropylene bands have been used, but these are not reusable and so must be disposed of as waste. The new products employ the characteristics of Kuraray's perennial bestseller, MAGIC TAPE, to meet the growing need for reusable bundling materials.
Quickly grasping the needs of the market and giving full consideration to social and environmental concerns, Kuraray will continue to develop new technology and products, enhance quality, and promote the use of hook and loop fasteners in many different fields.

The New Series

Hook and loop fasteners are used in many arenas, from manufacturing facilities and the clothing industry to the home, because of their holding power, peel-resistance, and workability. The new products have high rupture strength and flexibility, offering the strength, durability, and water resistance needed in a bundling material.
There are seven products in the series, allowing selection of the optimum product in view of strength requirements and the type of material to be bundled. Users can also select the width and length of band that suits their particular needs.

1. Product specifications

  Product Application Width (mm) Length (m)
(1) D00N Hook and loop type without buckles 25, 50 0.3~6
(2) D05N Hook and loop type with buckles 25, 50 0.3~6
(3) D00S Elastic hook and loop type without buckles 25, 50 0.3~6
(4) D05S Elastic hook and loop type with buckles 25, 50 0.3~6
(5) FM Mixed hook and loop type with special buckles 25, 50 25 m roll
(6) HL Woven two-sided type 10, 20, 40, 80 25 m roll
(7) L8913L Molded two-sided type 10, 20, 25, 50 25 m roll
  • *Products (5) through (7) can be cut to shorter lengths.
  • * All products can be special-ordered in specific sizes.

2. Applications
Bundling freight and industrial materials

  • Bundling freight (for transport and as wrapping material)
  • Industrial material (for use with building materials and lumber, in pipelaying and plumbing, in metalworking, with machine tools, etc.)
  • Electrical material (wiring, bundling wires, etc.)

3. Materials

(1) D00N Nylon
(2) D05N MAGIC TAPE portion: nylon
Resin buckle portion: polyacetal
(3) D00S MAGIC TAPE portion: nylon
Elastic portion: rubber
(4) D05S MAGIC TAPE portion: nylon
Elastic portion: rubber
Resin buckle portion: polyacetal
(5) FM MAGIC TAPE portion: nylon
Resin buckle portion: polyacetal
(6) HL Nylon/polyester
(7) L8913L Hook portion: polypropylene
Loop portion: nylon

4. Prices (To the user, exclusive of tax)

(1)¥125, (2)¥175, (3)¥180, (4)¥250, (5)¥150, (6)¥95, (7)¥90

  • *For products (1) through (5), prices are per meter of 25mm wide material. For products (6) and (7) prices are per meter of 20 mm wide material.
  • * Contact us for pricing information on different sizes. Prices vary according to width and length.

5. Sales channels

Will be marketed through packaging-material agencies.

6. Availability

From March 1, 2004

7. Sales targets

First year: ¥50 million
Second year: ¥100 million
Third year :¥300 million