Notice regarding the appointment of new directors
TBM hereby announces that three new external directors, Ms. Yoshie Usuba, Ms. Eiko Nakazawa, and Mr. Yoo Ji Han, have been appointed at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders in March 2022. Ms. Usuba has experience in human resources and organizational development at a company she founded, as well as research and practice in the promotion of ethical education. Ms. Nakazawa has global business knowledge and extensive experience in the field of IT and DX in the U.S. and Japan. Mr. Yoo Ji Han is Vice President of SK SUPEX Council, the highest advisory board of our business partner SK Group in Korea.
TBM’s GHG emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Target initiative and TBM became a signatory of The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism.
TBM has set GHG (greenhouse gases) emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (“SBTi”), with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and became a signatory of The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism.
TBM’s “LIMEX Sheet”, made mainly from limestone, adopted as table menu of WDI Group’s Tim Ho Wan restaurant
TBM announces that “LIMEX Sheet”, which is mainly made of limestone, has been adopted for the table menu of Michelin-starred Hong Kong dim sum restaurant “Tim Ho Wan” in Japan, owned by WDI Group.
TBM’s “Bio LIMEX Bag,” made of limestone and plant-based resin, adopted as a carrier bag for Toyota Mobility Tokyo stores
TBM announces that “Bio LIMEX Bag,” an environmentally friendly bag made mainly from limestone and plant-based resin, has been adopted as a carrier bag for Toyota brand stores of Toyota Mobility Tokyo.
TBM launches “LIMEX Sheet 80μm” The first mass-produced product of “Tagajo Factory”
TBM announces the launch of “LIMEX Sheet 80μm”, a thin sheet suitable for catalogs, annual reports, labels, packaging, and other paper alternative products with environmental consciousness. LIMEX Sheet 80μm is produced with 100 percent renewable energy in the second self-owned LIMEX production factory “Tagajo Factory”, which was completed in 2021 with a subsidy from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
TBM switches electricity of LIMEX manufacturing site “Tagajo Factory” to 100% renewable energy
TBM announces that Tagajo Factory in Miyagi Prefecture has switched its electricity to virtually 100 percent renewable energy. Tagajo Factory manufactures LIMEX Pellet and LIMEX Sheet, which contains 50 percent or more inorganic material such as calcium carbonate, an innovative material geared toward environmental sustainability.
Featured in “Beauty Packaging” “Kemas Takes a Giant Sustainable Step Forward with a New Material”
LIMEX Pellet was introduced in the global media “Beauty Packaging” as a sustainable material for cosmetic packaging. KEMAS introduced LIMEX Pellet (injection molding grade) as a material that can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas, conserve natural resources that are at risk of depletion, and is highly recyclable. TBM and KEMAS collaborates to promote LIMEX cosmetic packaging globally.
TBM signs a sales contract with Indonesia’s largest cosmetic container molding manufacturer PT. Kemas Indah Maju for LIMEX Pellet (injection molding grade)
TBM signed a sales contract with PT. Kemas Indah Maju to tackle environmental issues by introducing LIMEX Pellet as plastic alternatives in the injection molding for the beauty industry.
Featured in “Nikkei Asia” “Japan’s unicorns gain foothold from AI to materials: Nikkei survey”
Nikkei’s 2021 “NEXT Unicorn Survey” was announced on December 3rd. TBM ranked 4th with an estimated corporate value of 133.6 billion yen and was introduced as one of the five “unicorns” with a corporate value of more than $1 billion (about 113 billion yen), introduced as a company developing new materials that solve environmental problems.
TBM establishes Southeast Asia’s first local subsidiary in Vietnam
TBM announces the establishment of Southeast Asia’s first local subsidiary TBM VN Co., Ltd in Hanoi, Vietnam. TBM VN will accelerate TBM’s global expansion by enhancing LIMEX’s supply chain partnering with local manufacturers in Southeast Asia.
Bio LIMEX Bag selected as one of the TOP 100 of “Design Intelligence Award 2021”
Bio LIMEX Bag has been selected as one of the TOP 100 of “Design Intelligence Award 2021” which is one of the leading international design awards in China. In addition, we received an “Honorable Mention Award” in the “Culture Innovation Category” among approx. 8,000 entries from across the world.
LIMEX featured in Unlocking Sustainable Plastics in Asia
In the report “Unlocking Sustainable Plastics in Asia” published by Eurasia Group, led by international political scientist Ian Bremmer, LIMEX was introduced as a plastic alternative material that significantly reduces greenhouse gases. This report introduces the manufacturing, disposal, and recycling measures of plastic packaging materials that companies in Asian countries are promoting.
Featured in “Business Today” ”Sunway iLabs & JETRO Shortlists 5 Startups for Programme”
TBM has been adopted for the “J-Bridge Escort Programme” among other 5 startups. This program is co-sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Kuala Lumpur Office and SUNWAY iLABS, a major Malaysian conglomerate that supports innovation-type entrepreneurship. This program is a program that supports collaboration between Japanese companies and overseas companies. Until March 2022, JETRO and SUNWAY iLABS will support TBM in various cases such as individual guidance by experienced experts, support for Malaysian market research, business matching, and opportunities for pitch events to introduce TBM products and services.
Selected as one of the TOP 20 of “100 Best Industrial Innovations for International Technology Transfer”
LIMEX has been selected as one of the TOP 20 of the “100 Best Industrial Innovations for International Technology Transfer”, a Chinese award that evaluates the world’s innovative technologies. Among approx.3000 applications from 36 countries and regions, LIMEX was introduced at the 2021 Zhongguancun (ZGC) Forum co-sponsored by the Chinese government and the China Association for Science and Technology.
Adopted for J-Bridge escort program “DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ACCELERATION PROGRAM”
TBM has been adopted for the “J-Bridge Escort Program” co-sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Kuala Lumpur Office and SUNWAY iLABS, a major Malaysian conglomerate that supports innovation-type entrepreneurship. This program is a program that supports collaboration between Japanese companies and overseas companies. For half a year until March 2022, JETRO and SUNWAY iLABS will support TBM in various cases such as individual guidance by experienced experts, support for Malaysian market research, business matching, and opportunities for pitch events to introduce TBM products and services. Taking this program as an opportunity, we will strengthen sales of TBM products to Malaysia and globally.
Featured in “Business Korea” ”SKC to Make Biodegradable Plastics with Stone Powder”
The launch of TBM and SKC’s new joint venture SK TBMGEOSTONE Co., Ltd was featured in Business Korea. SK TBMGEOSTONE will develop, manufacture, and distribute biodegradable LIMEX using SKC’s PBAT, a highly cost-competitive biodegradable material. TBM and SKC are aiming to launch biodegradable LIMEX in 2022 and start mass production the following year.
Notice regarding appointment of new directors
TBM hereby announces that two new external directors, Mr. Mitsunobu Koshiba, the Honorary Chairman of JSR Corporation, and Mr. Woncheol Park, the Vice President of the “SK SUPEX Council”, the highest advisory committee of SK Group, and a director Mr. Hiroshi Udagawa, Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Finance Office of TBM, have been appointed at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders in August 2021.
TBM and SKC launches a new joint venture SK TBMGEOSTONE Co., Ltd to develop, manufacture and distribute biodegradable LIMEX
TBM today announces the establishment of a joint venture “SK TBMGEOSTONE Co., Ltd” with SKC Co., Ltd., a major chemical material company of SK Group to develop, manufacture, and distribute biodegradable LIMEX using SKC’s PBAT, a highly cost competitive biodegradable material.
TBM launches Japan’s one of the largest LIMEX and plastic recycling plant project in Yokosuka City
TBM today announces the start of a project to construct one of the largest recycling plants in Japan with the latest technology of automatic identification and sorting of “LIMEX”, a material mainly made from limestone, and general plastic wastes, recycling them into pellets.
Featured in “THE WORLDFOLIO” “LIMEX and the fabless vision of TBM”
TBM’s CEO Nobuyoshi Yamasaki’s interview article was published on THE WORLDFOLOLIO. Features of LIMEX and insights into TBM’s fabless (factory-less) strategy and visions for international growth are introduced.