[Release] An Apparel Industry First - SATO ECONANO® CO2 Cutting Material Used in Garment Packaging


Tentac Places Order for Packaging Material that Lowers Emissions 60 Percent

Tokyo, September 8, 2015 – SATO (TSE:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations announced today that apparel tag, label and accessories manufacturer Tentac will utilize the environmentally friendly ECONANO® Package in the packaging of garments such as innerwear, undergarments and shirts. The use of packaging materials to cut CO2 emissions is a first for the apparel industry. Tentac placed the order in early September.


Package usage example

ECONANO® Package cuts CO2 emissions at the time of incineration by 60 percent over current packaging options. SATO Green Engineering will handle development and sales. ECONANO® is a nanotechnology application that produces a lump of carbon upon incineration rather than allowing carbon to escape into the atmosphere. The technology has great potential and can be added to a wide variety of products.

“Tentac aims to be a trusted name worldwide under the important themes of the environment, health and safety,” said Yuji Hashimoto, Chairman of Tentac Corporation. “Moving forward we hope to integrate ECONANO® Package into all of our garment packaging.”

“Our green product lineup delivers a real win-win,” said Kiyonori Tokunaga, President of SATO Green Engineering. “ECONANO® is a game-changing innovation that enables us to both contribute to our customers’ business and stay in line with our corporate vision of reducing our environmental impact.”

Tentac’s garment packaging is widely employed by large retailers and specialty garment retailers alike. It projects sales of 10 million units to apparel companies for the year ending December 2015.

*ECONANO® is a registered trademark of SATO Holdings Corporation and jointly developed by SATO Holdings, Professor Masahiko Abe (Tokyo University of Science) and Acteiive Corporation, the Tokyo University venture company. Currently ECONANO® labels are used by 11,000 companies across the supply chain in everything from production, distribution to consumption.

About Tentac Corporation
Tentac is headquartered in Tokyo and engaged in the planning, manufacturing and sales of apparel accessories, information systems and data tags as well as sales of barcode related solutions. Learn more at http://www.tentac.co.jp/ .

About SATO
SATO (TSE:6287) is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, it reported revenues of JPY 99,831 million (US$ 910 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com  or www.linkedin.com/company/sato-worldwide .

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 109.75 Japanese Yen.

For Media Enquiries:
Kevin Leidheiser
Public Relations Group
SATO Holdings Corporation
Tel: +81-3-5745-3412

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