Appearance of TBM’s President Yamasaki on BS Asahi “Fresh Faces”
TBM’s President Yamasaki made an appearance on BS Asahi “Fresh Faces,” broadcast on the morning of December 10th (Sat).
“Fresh Faces” is a TV program that introduces fresh new people who are at the forefront of a variety of fields.
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TBM and Kingsoft Sign Sales Distribution Agreement
TBM and Kingsoft Inc. have signed a sales distribution agreement. From today, November 28th (Mon), users of Kingsoft’s cloud-based business card management system, CamCard Business, will be able to access special promotion pages and purchase LIMEX cards at promotional prices, directly from CamCard Business’s card data management screen. In this way, both companies aim to provide a completely integrated business card ordering service to CamCard Business users, encompassing the
Featured on Bloomberg
Paper Made from Stone Tempts Japan’s Top Printer to Invest
An article titled “Paper Made from Stone Tempts Japan’s Top Printer to Invest” has been featured today on Bloomberg, announcing TBM and Toppan Publishing’s new joint development agreement.
Bloomberg is a media platform that provides the latest worldwide financial news, market information, market analysis, and financial information. Please feel free to read the article!
Featured in Forbes Japan, February 2017 Issue
Ones to Watch Out For! Top 50 Most Promising Startups in Japan
TBM was featured in the special article of the February issue of Forbes Japan 2017, released for sale on November 25th, titled “Ones to Watch Out For! Top 50 Most Promising Startups in Japan.” Please feel free to read the article!
Featured on Nikkei Business Daily
Searching for New Applications for a New Material—Printed Materials and Containers Made from Limestone
An article titled “Searching for New Applications for a New Material—Printed Materials and Containers Made from Limestone,” was featured today on Nikkei Business Daily (morning edition), announcing TBM and Toppan Publishing’s new joint development agreement.
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Joint Development by TBM and Toppan Printing Using New Material LIMEX
TBM and Toppan Printing have signed a basic agreement for joint development work aimed at the expansion of applications of the environmental material LIMEX. Up until now, the companies have been looking into the potential business opportunities provided by LIMEX, by combining the technology behind TBM’s new material, with the printing technology, plus the marketing and sales power of Toppan Printing.
Going forward, based on this basic agreement, the two
companies will define the fields to be explored for this joint development work, aimed at the development of new applications that leverage the special characteristics of LIMEX. In addition, the two companies will explore the details of their technology licensing terms for conducting joint operations, including manufacturing, etc. in their quest to create a high value-added market.
In addition, with agreement from both companies, any manufacturing technology, or finished products or materials, such as glues, etc. that are born out of this joint development, shall be considered for widespread manufacturing and sales. Please refer to the press release below for more details.
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Featured on Venture Times
Joint Development by TBM and Toppan Printing Using New Material LIMEX
An article was featured today on Venture Times, announcing the start of a new joint development by TBM and Toppan Printing.
Venture Times is an online media site that provides news about new ventures, as well as useful information for managers of startup companies. Please feel free to read the article!
Featured on ITmedia Business Online
So Many Reasons Why Limestone May Change the World
An interview with our Corporate Planning Manager Hiroshi Kono was featured today, under Wednesday Interview Theater, on ITmedia Business Online.
The interview discusses the story behind the five-year development of LIMEX, the social role of our company as a startup in the development of a new material, as well as the company’s future. Please feel free to read the article!
President Yamasaki’s Presentation at the New Business Creation Forum 2016 2nd
President Yamasaki gave a presentation at the New Business Creation Forum 2016 2nd “Creating New Businesses in an Era of Uncertainty,” held on November 15th (Tue).
This business forum is aimed at managers, executives, and people from a variety of departments, such as corporate planning, research and development, new business development, sales planning, etc., featuring talks and
presentations from top management executives engaged in new business development, R&D project managers, university experts, venture capitalists, business academics, and more.
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Exhibition at Trend Expo Tokyo 2016
We will be exhibiting our TBM booth at the Trend Expo Tokyo 2016, organized by Nikkei BP, to be held on November 11th (Fri) and 12th (Sat) at Tokyo Midtown. Our company representatives will be waiting to welcome you all with samples of our latest LIMEX products, and more. We hope to see you all at the event!
In addition, our Corporate Officer Takayuki Sasaki (Corporate Communications) will be giving a lecture on the 11th (Fri) 12:30-13:00 and 12th (Sat) 15:30-16:00 (both
sessions offering the same content), under the title of “The Future Lies on a New Revolutionary Material Made from Stone: LIMEX—The Challenges of a Startup Company Aimed at Achieving a Sharing Ecology.” You are all kindly invited to join us at this event.
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Featured on Nikkei Newspaper
“New Discovery! Japanese Unicorn TBM Creates a New Material from Limestone— No Need for Paper, Plastic Substitute, or Water”
An article about our company has been featured on Japan’s Nikkei newspaper (morning edition) under the title of “New discovery! Japanese Unicorn TBM Creates a New Material from Limestone—No Need for Paper, Plastic Substitute, or Water”
The article covers the development of our new material LIMEX, including our future plans for factory development and overseas expansion. Please feel free to read the article!
Featured in Technologist Magazine
An article about our company’s Development Department was featured in the Technologist magazine.
An interview was featured in this magazine with employees from our Development Department, which specializes in research aimed at lowering production costs and implementing the mass-production of LIMEX. Please feel free to read the article!
Implementing the Barrier-free Mirai Speaker® at our Company Headquarters
TBM has implemented the barrier-free Mirai Speaker® on the floors of our company headquarters, aimed at people with hearing disabilities.
SoundFun Inc. (President and CEO: Kazunori Sato) is the company that provides the Mirai Speaker®, a speaker capable of delivering clear sounds to distant locations even at small volumes. Verification tests on this speaker were carried out in collaboration with the Tsukuba University of Technology, resulting in 80% of people
noticing an improvement in their hearing, including not only people with hearing disabilities, but also people with normal hearing. The speaker also constitutes a device that complies with the Act on Elimination of Disability Discrimination, which was enacted on April 1st, 2016.
Our company has taken into consideration the features offered by the Mirai Speaker®, installing it across the floors of our headquarters in our aim to improve our provision of a barrier-free environment.
Going forward, this implementation of a barrier-free speaker shall constitute one step in our business activities toward the provision of a much more comfortable, barrier-free environment to our customers.
Featured in Forbes
Aiming to Solve the Resources Problem through a Materials Business Based on Limestone
On October 31st, the global business magazine Forbes published an article titled “Aiming to Solve the Resources Problem through a Materials Business Based on Limestone.”
Please feel free to read the article!
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Appearance in BS-TBS Documentary “Yume no Kagi”
TBM was featured on the BS-TBS documentary program “Yume no Kagi (The Key to Dreams),” broadcast on October 29th (Sat).
“Yume no Kagi” explores the meaning of monozukuri (the manufacturing of things) in the 21st century, focusing on the people who forge new paths by following their great motivation and enthusiasm. This program shows its encouragement and support for the people who will be passing the monozukuri culture —known as the specialty
Appearance in the TV Tokyo Series “Tokoro-san No Gakko Dewa Oshietekurenai Sokontokoro”
TBM was featured in an episode of the TV Tokyo Series “Tokoro-san No Gakko Dewa Oshietekurenai Sokontokoro (What They Don’t Teach You at School, by Mr. Tokoro),” broadcast on October 28th (Fri).
This was our company’s first appearance in a variety entertainment show. This entertainment and educational show is chaired by George Tokoro, featuring a great variety of interesting knowledge and information. The video footage was primarily recorded in Shiroishi, Miyagi
Prefecture, where our company factories are located, placing particular focus on the water-resistant properties of our LIMEX paper.
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First Winner of the Social Impact Award for Companies Achieving the Biggest Social Impact in the World, Granted by Plug and Play in Silicon Valley, United States
We are pleased to announce that our company has been selected as the first annual winner of the Social Impact Award for Companies Achieving the Biggest Social Impact in the World (“Plug and play awards LIMEX the first annual Social Impact Award”), by one of the three biggest accelerators in Silicon Valley, United States, specializing in the growth and development of startup companies. We are also pleased to announce that LIMEX was awarded second prize, under the New Materials and Packaging Category, at the pitch event Plug and Play Expo, held on October 27th (US time). TBM was also awarded top position at the pitch event held by Plug and Play in July this year “Batch 2: Plug
and Play Companies—New Materials and Packaging Program Selection Day,” becoming the first Japanese company to be chosen for the acceleration program within this category. Following this acceleration program and the achievement of these awards, TBM will maximize its networking and collaboration opportunities with other Plug and Play partner companies, also working together with Times Bridge Management Global, Inc. (TBM United States 100% subsidiary), which was established in July for the purpose of achieving global expansion. Please refer to the press release below for more detailed information.
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LIMEX Featured on NHK News’ Ohayo Nippon
LIMEX was featured on Machikado Johoshitsu of the Ohayo Nippon program on NHK News, on October 21st (Fri).
Based on the title of “Is this paper?” the program showcased our company’s business cards made of limestone, rather than paper, presenting applications for this new material and broadcasting footage of our factories in Shiroishi.
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Participating in the Water Project Promoted by the Ministry of the Environment
As of October 21st, 2016, our company has started taking part in the Water Project promoted by the Ministry of the Environment.
Following the announcement of the Basic Act on Water Cycles in April, 2014, the Ministry of the Environment launched the Water Project as a public-private partnership project, aimed at widely promoting the importance of healthy water cycles and water sources among the community. As a recycling-oriented materials
manufacturer, our company is currently working on the conservation of water resources in the manufacturing of its new material LIMEX. We are also working on the development of LIMEX ACTION, an awareness program that promotes the protection of our depleting resources, by converting the amount of LIMEX materials manufactured and sold, into saved water resources. Going forward, we shall continue to endorse the objectives of this project, contributing to the conservation of water resources through all our business activities.
See below for more details on the Water Project.
Featured on Visual Shift
An interview with our Corporate Officer, Takayuki Sasaki, has been featured on media site Visual Shift, managed by Amana Inc.
The interview is based on the topic of “Visual Strategies for Conveying the Company’s Vision,” including discussions on the key aspects of website management, and the concepts behind our new offices. Please feel free to read the article!