TBM and Bioworks announce Bio Face Cool and Bio Face Lite Cool, cool feeling face masks knitted from biomass-based yarn
TBM and Bioworks are pleased to announce that Bio Face Cool and Bio Face Lite Cool are now ready for pre-ordering from worldwide locations. These cool feeling fabric masks are knitted with biomass-based yarns, which lead to a comfortable usage of face masks even in humid summer season. They could be washed and reused, which lead to reduction of single use plastic and CO2 emission. Press release＞＞
TBM and Bioworks announce Bio Face Lite, an affordable version of Bio Face, the world’s first reusable face mask knitted from PLA yarn
TBM and Bioworks are pleased to announce that Bio Face LiteTM is now ready for pre-ordering from worldwide locations. Bio Face LiteTM is knitted with biomass-based PLA (polylactic acid) yarn and could be washed and reused for around 30 times. Bio Face LiteTM is affordable compared with 30 pieces of disposable mask that is priced around US$0.20 – US$1.00 per piece depending on the regions. Press release＞＞
TBM and Bioworks have developed Bio Face, a washable and reusable antibacterial face mask made of biomass-based yarn, started accepting pre-orders from Japan and overseas
TBM and Bioworks are pleased to announce the development of Bio Face, a washable and reusable antibacterial face mask, to contribute to fulfill the shortage of face masks worldwide, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TBM and Bioworks are looking for partner companies and organizations that can market and distribute Bio Face masks. Most of the disposable face masks are single use plastic products, made of petroleum-derived resin. Bio Face is made of PLA (Polylactic Acid) yarn developed through collaboration with SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., the world’s leading manufacturer of knitting machines, and can be washed and reused. PLA, the main raw material of Bio Face, is biomass based and highly biocompatible. Bio Face is mildly acidic (close to human skin), antibacterial, and comfortable. TBM and Bioworks start to accept pre-orders from Japan and overseas starting from today.
TBM and Bioworks will promote the reuse of face masks to help fulfill the increasing demand and shortage of face masks worldwide, and at the same time pursue to improve the environmental footprint by using renewable biomass-based resources. Production of Bio Face outside of Japan is also planned.
* “Bio Face” is applied for trademark registration by Bioworks Co., Ltd Press release>>
TBM received a “B” score from CDP for Climate Change and Water Security in 2019
TBM Co., Ltd. received a “B” score for Climate Change and Water Security in CDP 2019, one of the most trusted ESG evaluation initiatives. Putting sustainability at the core of our business, TBM has been responding to the CDP’s questionnaires voluntarily since 2017 though the questionnaires are sent only to the large-scale companies, such as Japan’s 500 biggest companies. As Climate Change and Water Security are material issues for our business strategy and actions, we receive external evaluations and make improvements in our business through our responses to the CDP questionnaires. The past results of TBM’s CDP responses are available here>>