June 23, 2006
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Kuraray introduces new men's and women's uniforms for manufacturing plants and research centers and new women's uniform for the headquarters and administrative offices, using high-function, eco-friendly materials.
On June 24, 2006, as part of its program to mark the 80th anniversary of its establishment, Kuraray Co., Ltd. unveiled a new uniform design for male and female employees at manufacturing plants and research centers (approximately 5,300 people, including those in affiliated companies) and for female employees at the headquarters and administrative offices (approximately 300 people, including those in affiliated companies). Use of the new uniforms began on June 23, 2006. For the manufacturing plants and research centers, this is the first new uniform in 14 years, and for the headquarters and administrative offices, it is the first new uniform since April 2001.
The new uniforms use the Kuraray Group's original, highly functional, eco-friendly materials and take full advantage of Kuraray's advanced know-how in textiles, design, color, ease-of-wear and sewing. The design was selected from among several by a vote submitted on the Company's intranet by the employees to be affected. The uniforms chosen reflect employee wishes for a uniform to their liking-one that is most appropriate for working in-a uniform that they want to wear, rather than one they have to wear. Maternity wear is also being produced in these materials for manufacturing plants and research centers.
Combination blouson, shirts, slacks, skirts, and matching caps
|Blouson||Kuraray's original fabric produced from recycled PET bottles
Hook and loop fastener of eco-friendly MAGIC TAPE
|Shirts||Made from Kuraray's original fabric produced from recycled PET bottles
ultra-violet filtering keeps cool and fresh
|Slacks and Skirt||Made from Kuraray's original fabric produced from recycled PET bottles.|
Combination, all-season blouse, vest, skirt, and necktie
|Blouse||Uses Kuraray's breathable ethylene-vinyl alcohol co-polymer fabric SOPHISTA. The fabric always provides a pleasant, cool sensation and helps to keep the skin supple.|
|Vest and skirt||Uses Kuraray's original high-function SHINE-UP fabric, with photocatalyst reaction and chemical absorption. It offers double the level of odor suppression.
This effect is maintained even after repeated washes because the inorganic complex has been included in the yarn.