FILM

Toyobo draws on its polymer, film forming, and processing technologies
to provide such functional products as films for LCDs and optical uses,
adhesives for electronic components, and conductive paste for touch panels...

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FUNCTIONAL RESINS

Due to their exceptional properties, our functional resins are welcomed
as pioneers in the fields of adhesives, coating agents and more.

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HEALTH CARE

Medical care in developed countries is expected to become increasingly advanced, and the need for medical services in emerging countries is forecast to expand. New developments will include the growth of the antibody drugs market...

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FUNCTIONAL TEXTILES

Toyobo uses comfort evaluation technology to study factors such as the temperature and moisture inside clothing, allowing us to produce extremely comfortable textiles.

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ADVANCED POLYMERS

The Advanced Polymer Department continues to pursue and develop
the potential of acrylic materials with new ideas and creativity in order
to meet our customers´ requirements.

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BREATHAIR® is a washable cushion material with excellent durability. The fibers in BREATHAIR® are arranged in a complex three-dimensional structure. One way to describe the appearance of the fibers is that they appear similar in structure to a block of instant noodles made from white plastic.

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Toyobo will expand his product line of films made with recycled resin from PET beverage bottles under the Beverage Bottles to Film - BB2F™

May 20, 2020

Expansion of environmentally friendly high functional films product line

Toyobo Co., Ltd. is developing its lineup of environmentally friendly, highly functional films made with recycled resin from PET beverage bottles under the Beverage Bottles to Film - BB2F trademark is and focusing on expanding into global markets. Trademark applications were filed in Japan and India in 2019 and will be filed in Europe and other countries in 2020.

Amid the increasing environmental awareness worldwide, the demand for film products made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin is also growing. In 2012, Toyobo launched the PET film CYCLE CLEAN, from which 80 percent is made from recycled resins, one of the industry’s highest ratios. It has a thickness of 12 micrometers, which is the thinnest in the industry. This product does not use mill ends or defective pieces generated in the manufacturing process, but contributes to reducing used plastic waste by using only PCR resin from PET beverage bottles. This environmentally friendly product has been widely adopted for wrap-round labels for PET bottles and other purposes.

With the Beverage Bottles to Film - BB2F trademark, Toyobo is accelerating the development of film product line made with PCR resin obtained purely from beverage bottles. In addition to CYCLE CLEAN, the product line is going to include the thin shrink film SPACE CLEAN and ECOSYAR, a film with high gas barrier properties. Toyobo plans to expand sales of environmentally friendly and highly functional films globally to help achieve a circular economy in the flexible packaging industry.

For more information please contact:

Public Relations Group, Corporate Sustainability Department, Toyobo Co., Ltd.

E-mail: pr_g@toyobo.jp