KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ adopted in S.T. gloves

February 8, 2024
Kaneka Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Minoru Tanaka) has announced that its KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ (hereinafter “Green Planet”) has been selected by S.T. CORPORATION (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yo Kozuki; hereinafter "S.T. ") for its "FAMILY Premium BIO POLYESTER ULTRATHIN GLOVE”. The gloves will be sold at supermarkets, drugstores, and home improvement retailers nationwide from February 27.

Green Planet is a 100% biomass-derived biodegradable polymer developed by Kaneka based on our desire to provide environmentally friendly solutions that do not depend on petroleum resources. It has excellent biodegradability in a wide range of environments and decomposes easily into CO2 and water, both in soil and seawater, helping to address the environmental pollution problem caused by plastics.

S.T. is promoting the creation of environmentally friendly products through establishment of its own environmental evaluation criteria for raw materials (ingredients), packaging containers, and product design. In its efforts toward carbon neutralization, S.T. has selected 100% biomass-derived, biodegradable Green Planet for its high environmental credentials.

Based on our mission of "KANEKA thinks 'Wellness First'.", Kaneka will continue to provide solutions for global issues and will contribute to bring about a sustainable society as well as solutions to plastic pollution by promoting the use of Green Planet.
             FAMILY Premium BIO POLYESTER ULTRATHIN GLOVE using Green Planet