LIMEX Received Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018

LIMEX received Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The Red Dot jury has made its decision: After all of the products submitted were tested and assessed individually in the course of an evaluation process spanning several days, LIMEX by TBM Co., Ltd, received the distinction "Red Dot."

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The production of TBM's new material LIMEX does not require large amounts of water and wood pulp, unlike regular printing paper. Limestone is the sole material, this minimizes production and commodity costs. In order to expand LIMEX across the globe, TBM has commercialized their real product in the form of business cards. These business cards are distributed directly, from person to person. In addition, the production of just one box of LIMEX business cards is able to save 10 liters of water. Each one of the LIMEX business cards visually displays the contribution that is being made towards the conservation of water.

Evaluation platform for a good design
The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. True to the motto "In search of good design and innovation," a jury comprising roughly 40 members assessed the products individually based on the original. The strict judging criteria, which include a level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, and durability, provide a frame of reference which the jurors then complement with their own expertise.

About TBM Co., Ltd 
CEO: Nobuyoshi Yamasaki 
Head Office: 2-7-17-6F, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Founded: 2011
Capital: 6.07 billion yen (Including legal capital surplus)/as of April 2018
Business description: Development, manufacture, and sale of LIMEX
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About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information available at

Press contact at TBM Co., Ltd
Takayuki Sasaki , Shun Sasaki 
Corporate Communication Division 
Tel: +81-3-3538-6777
FAX: +81-2-3538-6778

Source: TBM Co., Ltd


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Tags: CSR, eco-friendly, japan, limestone, limex, material, paper, plastic, reddot, SDGs, stone, sustainable

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