Kuraray Fastening Co., Ltd introduces MAGICTAPE™, a 100% polyester and solvent-free Hook & Loop. MAGICTAPE™ is made using an innovative production process that reduces approximately 30% of CO2 emission during production compared to that of conventional Hook & Loop.

Kuraray’s MAGICTAPE™ has been appreciated by customers in various application fields, not solely for its environmentally friendly process but also as a high-performance product. Made using 100% polyester and solvent-free, MAGICTAPE™ has remarkable weather resistance, water resistance and stable performance even under low temperature conditions.

It is well known that polyester Hook & Loop is suitable for applications under UV-exposed or wet conditions. However, conventional Hook & Loop has a weak point; urethane back-coating. It is put on the back of the tape to bind each yarn, and to prevent hook or loop yarn being pulled off during the open/close cycle. This back-coating is often damaged while in use, then further deteriorating, resulting in poor durability. MAGICTAPE™ eliminates this issue and improves the durability of the product even under outdoor use.

The greater water resistance of polyester also makes MAGICTAPE™ a popular choice for wet conditions. Hook & Loop made using polyamide becomes softer when wet, resulting in decreased closure strength compared to that of under dry conditions. Thanks to its improved water resistance MAGICTAPE™ avoids these issues, resulting in improved performance under wet conditions. This makes it the perfect choice for on-deck materials.

Last but not least, 100% polyester MAGICTAPE™ has the potential to be recyclable, since it is made without any other additives. Kuraray Fastening Co., Ltd. will keep contributing environmental practice and customer satisfaction by supplying innovative product to the market.

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