RINGO-TEX, a vegan leather made from apples, selected for use in headrest covers by Japanese airline, ANA.
Japanese startup appcycle inc.’s first product to be used in headrest covers in a special ANA concept aircraft as part of the airline’s commitment to ESG goals.
appcycle inc. is pleased to announce that its first product, a vegan leather made from apples, RINGO-TEX, has been selected for use in headrest covers on special aircraft as part of ANA’s ANA Future Promise initiative. RINGO-TEX is a vegan leather that reuses apple waste from apple products made in Aomori. Since one of appcycle’s missions is to create a sustainable future using eco-friendly products, the company is trying to reduce CO2 emissions and polyurethane usage compared to other vegan leathers. To this end, appcyle is adopting a technology that emits as little CO2 as possible when drying the apple residues used in the product.
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appcycle inc. was established in Aomori City in May 2022 and developed the RINGO-TEX prototype, a synthetic apple leather, to solve the issue of apple waste in Aomori Prefecture and to support global Sustainable Development Goals.
- Revitalize Aomori prefecture and other rural prefectures
- Create a society where diversity coexists with respect
- Create a sustainable future using eco-friendly products
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