For sensitive skin, infants, and the elderly
High water-absorbing ability twice that of cotton.
Prevent the propagation of various bacteria with bamboo’s antibacterial property.
Reduces body odor from sweat.
Reduces harmful static electricity.
The Major Characteristics of TAKEFU
Softness is the Biggest Feature of TAKEFU.
The gentle fiber “TAKEFU” is made from 100% bamboo, and has antibacterial, deodorization, antistatic, absorption, and thermal effects.
It is a healing fiber that gently and warmly holds heart and body.
Bamboo and bamboo leaves have long been used to store food, such as wrapping rice balls.
The excellent antibacterial effect of TAKEFU due to a special manufacturing method to suppress the growth of MRSA bacteria (typical nosocomial infections) has been demonstrated in an antibacterial test by the Japan Food Research Laboratories.
Both cotton and TAKEFU were kept at 37 degrees Celsius and then each was inoculated with 40,000 MRSA bacteria. The viable cell count was compared after 18 hours.
TAKEFU → <20 Not detected General cotton → 4 million
Inspection organization: Japan Food Research Laboratories www.jfrl.or.jp/english
Results of MRSA Test
Cotton and TAKEFU were each inoculated with 40,000 MRSA bacteria. After 18 hours, the result is astonishing with the number of viable cells for TAKEFU (bamboo fiber) was <20 (not detected) compared to 4 million of cotton. In addition, its effectiveness against other bacteria has been further confirmed in subsequent antibacterial tests.
Deodorization Power of TAKEFU
TAKEFU has outstanding deodorization effects as illustrated in the test results below. It is effective on all types of odor-causing gases especially ammonia that cause body odor. TAKEFU is suitable for cloth sanitary napkins, underwear, T shirts, socks, bedding and towels.
Excellent Water Absorption
Generally, if the fabric sinks in water within 5 seconds (sedimentation method) and absorbs water(dropping method), it has excellent water absorption. The test results on TAKEFU towels, kitchen cloths, cloth napkins, etc. show an excellent water absorption rate.
Negligible Static Electricity
Static electricity is said to have an adverse effect on the human body. TAKEFU has low frictional resistance, recommended for babies, elderly people, and those who suffer from skin problems.
TAKEFU and cotton were each rubbed with a friction cloth for 1 minute, and were measured for the generated voltage band (V).
TAKEFU → 82V General cotton → 1000V TAKEFU reduced to 3V 1 minute after the measurement.
Inspection organization: Boken Quality Evaluation Institute www.boken.or.jp/english/