Toray Industries, Inc. acquired EU Type Examination Certificate (CE marking), which indicates conformity with Personal Protective Equipment Regulation (EU) 2016/425 for products sold in the EU market, for its Livmoa 3000 series of chemical protective clothing (Livmoa Highly Breathable Type, P/No.A-01-001) on January 24th.
With the acquisition of this certification, Toray intends to formally enter the European and American markets.
CE marking is an international system which allows products to be distributed and sold in the EU. Acquisition of the CE marking means that the product conforms with EU rules and directives applicable to that product. In the case of the Livmoa 3000 series, this denotes that it conforms with Personal Protective Equipment Regulation (EU) 2016/425, and it is necessary to display the CE mark when selling the product in the EU.
Furthermore, acquisition of EU Type Examination Certificate (CE marking) will be deemed as guaranteeing more than a certain level of safety, which is also an important grade when pursuing its business expansion in the U.S. and other regions that do not require EU Type Examination Certificate (CE marking).
The Livmoa 3000 series is compliant with the JIS T8115:2015 Type 5 standard for chemical protective clothing, which has to be worn when engaging in asbestos removal work, etc. This series features high protective properties and high breathability, which helps to reduce discomfort from heat in hot seasons or in high-temperature, high-humidity work environment and keeps the wearer comfortable, and this has brought it high acclaim ever since its launch in Japan in 2017.
Toray lists Business Expansion in Growth Business Fields as one of the basic strategies of its medium-term management program Project AP-G 2019, and as part of that initiative it has been pursuing business expansion in the life innovation field which aims to lighten the burden and improve the comfortability of workplaces using advanced materials. Acquisition of the CE marking will able the company to accelerate global expansion of Livmoa 3000, as well as realizing further improvements in safety and comfort of chemical and other protective clothing.