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TOKYO - Kuraray's Kuraflex Counter Cloth, a nonwoven kitchen wipe designed for hygiene control, has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as conforming to its certification system, the international standard associated with forest management.

Keen to address environmental Kuraflex wipes are manufactured using rayon fibres, an FSC-certified raw material. The use of rayon in the nonwoven fabric kitchen wipe means that the product is easily laundered and quick to dry, features that make it hard for it to become a bacterial hotbed. Since its release in October 1972, this product has been widely used in supermarkets, restaurants and other industrial food venues.

The FSC certification system is a framework designed to provide consumers with tangible products made of raw materials deriving from forests that are responsibly managed in a manner suitable for environmental, social and economic benefits. At the same time, the system is intended to help raw material producers enjoy sufficient profit.

The Kuraflex Counter Cloth bearing the FSC certified logo on its package will be made available on the market from autumn 2020 onward.


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