Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President：Fumio Ito; "Kuraray")and Kintetsu Corporation (Headquarters: Tennoji-ku, Osaka City; President: Tetsuya Kobayashi; "Kintetsu") announce that environment-friendly, organic solvent-free CLARINO man-made leather has been used for the lower-deck sofa seating on Kintetsu's double-decker "VistaCar 30000" limited express train.
Kuraray redesigned its CLARINO brand logo mark in November 2009 on the occasion of the start of full-scale production of this environment-friendly, organic solvent-free man-made leather. The new brand logo depicts CLARINO's environmental approach as well as the new value and role of the brand.
or this application, CLARINO environment-friendly, organic solvent-free, man-made leather garnered high acclaim for certain features, such as "intensity and elegance of color" and "soft, high-quality texture." Sumptuously setting off the new cabin of the VistaCar30000, CLARINO raises the comfort of rail travel to new levels.
Kuraray will enhance its user-centered approaches and accelerate CLARINO's product and market development.
The lower-deck seating on the four-car VistaCar30000 train (operating between Osaka and Ise), where use has been made of CLARINO environment-friendly, organic solvent-free, man-made leather, features a yacht cabin design concept. Drawing on the train's association with the sea at Ise Shima, the design evokes the sensation of coming down the stairs from the deck of a yacht to the cabin.