Kuraray Europe GmbH, Clarino™ https://www.clarino.eue/ en_GB Sat, 05 Dec 2020 11:49:22 +0100 Sat, 05 Dec 2020 11:49:22 +0100 news-270 Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:15:13 +0100 Clarino™– How green do you want it? https://www.clarino.eu/news/detail-view/news/clarinotm-how-green-do-you-want-it/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=844003483dd6aae69184b28bac99f03a Over the past few years, consumers have become more and more aware of the harmful effects that fashion has on the environment. For example, the global textile and clothing industry is responsible for the consumption of billions of cubic metres of water, millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions and millions of tonnes of waste per year. This realization has led to a significant change in the buying habits of end customers and their demands on the fashion industry. In this context the luxury fashion market has decided to make sustainability a priority. Last summer, 32 companies, including companies from the fast fashion and luxury fashion sectors, met and signed a fashion pact, which promises to combat greenhouse gases and emphasizes sustainability in this industry. Among the companies in the Fashion Pact are Adidas, Burberry, Hermes, the Kering Group and Stella McCartney and many more.  

This step in a new direction also means that the members of the supply chain must adapt their offers to the new wishes and requirements of the market. The Clarino™ business of Kuraray Co., Ltd was perfectly positioned to support the market with its’ expanding range of greener products. For several years, Clarino has made it their mission to develop products that meet the requests for more sustainable raw materials and play their part in helping save the planet.

For the Clarino™ business, the change started more than a decade ago. From 2008, the first step towards sustainability was taken when Kuraray developed and commissioned a new CATS (Clarino Advanced Technology System) plant for the waterborne production of manmade, nonwoven microfibres. Tirrenina, the world's first microfibre manufactured entirely without organic solvents, was launched in 2009, making Clarino™ a pioneer in this field. With the aim of minimizing the impact on the environment, Clarino has succeeded in reducing water consumption by 70% and CO2 emissions by 35%. The CATS plant is also used to manufacture our waterborne products Clarino™ Suede and Clarino™ Crust, which are part of the green approach that is at the heart of Kuraray's basic philosophy of developing products through "responsible innovation”.

Now, in 2020, Clarino™ is committed to provide the world a microfibre manufacturing process, which is even cleaner, safer and greener. Since sustainability is the new normal in our society and not a trend, we asked ourselves the question: how green do you want it? The answer might be “it cannot be green enough!”.

Our mission is to produce durable, high quality products that go hand in hand with the understanding of sustainability. Clarino™ wants to abolish wasteful practices and toxic materials and protect our workers and the environment. Therefore, we strive to offer the market sustainable alternatives with innovative design. This year, we are launching our new recycled nylon, which is just the beginning of a wide range of sustainable products. Although development and production cycles are becoming faster, we are the first to produce a highly exclusive material based on 100% recycled nylon fibre.

Closely following the introduction of our recycled nylon range, we are not only taking the next step towards a greener future for Clarino™, we are already in the development stage of more green products to meet the demands of the market and our customers. The next phase for 2020 and 2021 includes the launch of a range of suede and coated products (water-based of course!) using the optimal blend of post-consumer recycled polyester fibres. Beyond this, we will move in the direction of using several bio-based raw materials.

With our numerous production sites in key locations across the world, it is possible for us to respond quickly and flexibly to customer requirements. Whilst embracing the increasing importance of sustainable products, we continue to place great emphasis on maintaining our core values of quality, creativity and versatility. Our mission is to do our part in creating a better world beyond next season, which means more authenticity, transparency and communication. Values that are more important than ever.

 

 

 

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news-269 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:31:00 +0200 Kuraray and NABA design school working together for an eco-fashion design project https://www.clarino.eu/news/detail-view/news/kuraray-and-naba-design-school-working-together-for-an-eco-fashion-design-project/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=0fb1142cfeaa943f77e680447fd37a7e In 2018 Kuraray was welcomed to the NABA university to work together with the fashion design students on an eco-fashion design project.
The students were divided into five groups and had the task to design handbags, shoes, accessories and outfits matching the theme “New Skins”. The task of the students was drawing the product sketches. They also researched and selected the fabrics from the Clarino™/ amaretta™ range that they wanted to use for the finished collection.




Afterwards, prototypes were produced with our Clarino™ fabrics according to the drawn sketches.


The full collection was unveiled at the "Milano Design Week 2018" event and during the "Final Show 2018", which was organized by the NABA university. The finished collection showed the potential and versatility of our Clarino™ amaretta™ and Clarino™ Crust products.


What is NABA?
NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) is the largest private art academy in Italy. It was founded in 1980 and is now an internationally renowned art and design academy.

At the two locations in Milan and Rome, the university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Italian and in English. The degree programs are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

 

About Kuraray
Established in 1991, Kuraray Europe GmbH is based in Hattersheim, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 2016 the company generated annual sales of over EUR 600 million. It has 760 employees in Germany at its sites in Hattersheim, Frankfurt and Troisdorf. Kuraray is a global speciality chemicals company and one of the largest suppliers of industrial polymers and synthetic microfibres for many sectors of industry. Examples are KURARAY POVAL™, Mowital®, Trosifol® and CLEARFIL™. Kuraray Europe also has about 100 employees at six other European sites. They are also working on the development and application of innovative high-performance materials for a wide range of sectors, including the automotive, paper, glass and packaging industries, as well as for architects and dentists.

Kuraray Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly listed Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is based in Tokyo, Japan, and has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and sales of over EUR 4 billion.

 

 

 

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news-267 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100 Quality label for Kuraray man-made leather: Tirrenina Nubuck now certified with Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX https://www.clarino.eu/news/detail-view/news/quality-label-for-kuraray-man-made-leather-tirrenina-nubuck-now-certified-with-standard-100-by-oeko/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=bf84f3de1235b76cf16f000043eae38d Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX label for Kuraray's completely solvent-free Clarino™ man-made leather Tirrenina Nubuck
Hattersheim: February 26th, 2018. Since January 31, Tirrenina Nubuck from Kuraray has been certified as conforming to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX. That means it can now use one of the most reliable textile quality labels. This man-made, polyester leather marketed under the Clarino brand is manufactured entirely without organic solvents, saves water, and is highly CO2 efficient. In addition, Tirrenina Nubuck has outstanding tear resistance, high mouldability and very good skin tolerability. The 0.5 mm thin nonwoven microfibre fabric comes in 24 stock service colours and is suitable for both technical and fashion applications - from mobile phone cases to sports shoes.

Regardless whether it is used in footwear, accessories or mobile phone cases, man-made leather has to be like the original: tear-resistant and mouldable with a pleasant hand. The Clarino man-made leather Tirrenina Nubuck scores highly on all counts. Now this nonwoven polyester microfibre fabric produced by global speciality chemicals company Kuraray, which is based in Tokyo, Japan, and Hattersheim am Main, Germany, is certified with Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX. It was awarded the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX on January 31, 2018, certifying that it is free from harmful substances. At the same time, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX highlights the high environmental and health awareness that drives Kuraray: organic solvents are not used at any stage in the production of Tirrenina Nubuck.

Environment-friendly production
OEKO TEX has been certifying compliance with Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX, one of the world's best-known consumer quality labels, for more than a quarter of a century. Certification is based on stringent assessment criteria. "Our new production process for Tirrenina Nubuck meets the Standard 100 OEKO TEX criteria for textiles that are free of harmful substances. It also cuts water consumption and CO2 emissions," explains Anna Fokeman, Marketing & Sales Representative Clarino. No organic solvents are used anywhere in the production chain. In addition, this polyester nonwoven has a minimal polyurethane content. The production process saves up to 70 percent water and cuts CO2 emissions by up to 35 percent compared with conventional methods. The end product is a tear-resistant, mouldable man-made leather that is just 0.5 mm thick and has low and even elongation properties.

Wide range of colours and applications
Tirrenina Nubuck can be used for fashions, in the home and for technical applications. There are virtually no limits on processing of Clarino man-made leather: it can be printed, laminated, perforated, embossed and stamped. Alongside fashion garments, accessories and footwear, applications for Tirrenina Nubuck include decorative finishes and consumer electronics, e.g. mobile phone cases. Tirrenina Nubuck comes in 24 stock service colours.

 

 

Colourful and environment-friendly: Tirrenina Nubuck man-made leather from Kuraray is available in 24 stock service colours. This 0.5 mm thick polyester nonwoven is certified as conforming to Standard 100 by OEKO TEX. As well as meeting the demanding standards for this quality label, production uses less water and CO2 emissions are lower.
Source: Kuraray

 

  

Style-setter: from coats to mobile phone cases, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX-certified Tirrenina Nubuck is free of harmful substances so it has especially good skin tolerability. This man-made leather is tear-resistant and allows individual processing - for a wide range of technical and fashion applications.
Source: Kuraray

 

About Kuraray
Established in 1991, Kuraray Europe GmbH is based in Hattersheim, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In 2016 the company generated annual sales of over EUR 600 million. It has 760 employees in Germany at its sites in Hattersheim, Frankfurt and Troisdorf. Kuraray is a global speciality chemicals company and one of the largest suppliers of industrial polymers and synthetic microfibres for many sectors of industry. Examples are KURARAY POVAL™, Mowital®, Trosifol® and CLEARFIL™. Kuraray Europe also has about 100 employees at six other European sites. They are also working on the development and application of innovative high-performance materials for a wide range of sectors, including the automotive, paper, glass and packaging industries, as well as for architects and dentists.

Kuraray Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly listed Kuraray Co., Ltd., which is based in Tokyo, Japan, and has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and sales of over EUR 4 billion.

Press Contacts
Dr. Bettina Plaumann   
Head of KEG Communications & Marketing   
Kuraray Europe GmbH
Philipp-Reis-Straße 4   
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Tel.: +49 69 305 85797
E-Mail: Bettina.Plaumann(at)kuraray.com
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