News Releases 2018

— “Oeko-Tex Standard 100” for certifying textile safety —
MAGIC TAPE Certified by “Oeko-Tex Standard 100”
— Also meets “FMVSS 302” flame resistance standard —

February 22, 2018
Kuraray Fastening Co., Ltd.
(Kuraray Group)

Kuraray Fastening Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Osaka, President: Toru Tanokura) announces that their polyester hook and loop fasteners MAGIC TAPE and FREEMAGIC, which are also flame-resistant, have been certified by the “Oeko-Tex Standard 100” for textile safety.

1.Background on becoming “Oeko-Tex Standard 100” certified

  • “Oeko-Tex Standard 100” is a certification system that certifies that a textile product is safe and does not contain any harmful substances. The Oeko-Tex International Association started certification in Europe in 1992.
  • Concern for environmentally compatible products has increased in recent years, and increasingly, the same environmental compatibility is sought for the parts and materials that make up products as for the products themselves.
  • During the past year, Kuraray Fastening switched all of its fabric hook and loop fasteners to polyester hook and loop fasteners made by ecological production process, which do not use a back-coating agent. Acquiring this certification by “Oeko-Tex Standard 100” provides our customers with a distinct, environmentally friendly option.

2.Product features

  • Polyester hook and loop fasteners certified by the “Oeko-Tex Standard 100” meet the standards of the European Union chemical regulation REACH and the United States Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Now classified as Class 1 articles applicable to products for infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age.
  • Complies with the automotive safety standard “FMVSS 302”, establishing it as both environmental compatible and flame resistant.
  • Received certification for MAGIC TAPE and FREEMAGIC.

3.Products covered

OEKO-TEX ® CONFIDENCE IN TEXTILES STANDARD 100 N-KEN 17019 Nissenken Tested for harmful substances. www.oeko-tex.com/standard100

  • MAGIC TAPE hook PN: A8693Y
  • MAGIC TAPE loop PN: B9751Y


Kuraray Fastening Co., Ltd. Company Overview

Company name Kuraray Fastening Co., Ltd.
Headquarters location Umeda Hankyu Building Office Tower 40F, 8-1 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Representative Toru Tanokura, President and Representative Director
Founded October 2004
Capitalization 100,000,000 yen (Kuraray 70%)
Principal business Manufacture, development, and sales of the fabric hook and loop fastener MAGIC TAPE, the molded hook and loop fastener MAGILOCK, and other hook and loop fastener-related products

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