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Kingsport, Tenn., USA — May 1, 2018 — Launching a new toy company into the highly competitive global toy market presented Kando Concepts Ltd with a challenge — and an opportunity to take a fresh approach to toy manufacturing.
Focusing on original, high quality designs in the "play and learn" toy category, Kando Toy worked with award-winning Tokyo-based designer Kenji Abe to create the first collection of Animal Word Puzzles. Focusing on today’s environmentally aware parents, Kando welcomed the opportunity to be a leader in eco-friendly toys made from sustainable and biobased materials.
After extensive research, Kando identified Tenite™ cellulosics from Eastman as the resin of choice for its premium line of toys.
“By specifying a plant-based bioplastic for our first toy collection, Kando became one of the first international toy brands to embrace eco-friendly materials,” said Martin Archer, Kando’s CEO.
While the designs are original and the concept is fresh, Kando valued the opportunity to work with an established and reputable global leader in engineering resins suitable for consumer products. Tenite, made with trees from renewable softwood forests, was introduced in 1929 and has been called the original modern thermoplastic. Working with the Eastman technical team in Singapore, Kando developed molding and processing for Tenite to make its eco-friendly toys, beginning with the African Wildlife series.
Kando is an Asian-based company with a global outlook. From headquarters in Hong Kong, Kando works with design team members in Tokyo, Taipei, New York City, Seoul and Hanoi. Its toys are manufactured in Vietnam.
About Eastman Chemical Company
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About Kando Concepts Ltd.
For more information, visit https://kandotoy.com.
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