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Antiviral and antibacterial "VB" has evolved! VB-COSME" was born to support aging care!

~ A new challenge for a hygiene brand born from a hand towel


FSX Corporation (Location: Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo; President: Katsuyuki Fujinami; hereinafter "FSX"), a company that rents, plans, and develops hand towels, announces the birth of a new technology called "VB-COSME-(VB-COSME)" developed by focusing on the relationship between hand towels and skin. VB-COSME-(VB-COSME)", a new technology developed by focusing on the relationship between hand towels and skin, was born. VB-COSME-Oshibori" is the first hand towel in the industry that applies the new technology to hand towels. It safely and securely approaches not only the conventional "fingers" but also the entire skin, including the body and face (*1), and can be expected to provide anti-aging care (*2) to the skin through use.

(*1) The safety of this hand towel has been confirmed through human patch tests, and it has been registered as a cosmetic product category.

(*2) This is a cosmetic product that is age-appropriate and does not have a rejuvenating or anti-aging effect.

FSX has focused on hand hygiene, which is the most important aspect of hand towels, and has successfully developed a patented technology "VB" (Patent No. 6739772) that safely achieves antiviral and antibacterial properties, and has applied this technology to hand towels. VB oshibori" suppresses more than 99.99% of viruses and bacteria on hand towels (*3), and has been used by many customers as a hand towel that can also protect against viruses since the Corona disaster. In recent years, demand for "VB" has spread beyond hand towels to other industries as an antiviral technology. On the other hand, because hand towels directly touch "fingers (skin)," we have been engaged in research focusing on skin cells in parallel with our research on viruses and bacteria. According to a research report last year, polyoxometalates (poly acids), the main ingredient of VB, are expected to have anti-aging effects on the skin (Patent No. 7278638).

(*3) Effectiveness against all viruses and bacteria is not guaranteed.

As we deepened our research on the functionality and safety of "VB," we thought that we could create more creative hand towels by incorporating more of the characteristics and actions of "VB" into our products. Since VB ingredients are now registered as INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients) and further safety tests are being conducted, we have focused on the relationship between hand towels and the skin and have started development. We have started development of the new "VB-Cosmetics Ingredients". The newly developed "VB-COSME" has been confirmed to be effective in cleaning, conditioning, and moisturizing the skin with functions that support anti-aging care.

With the birth of "VB-COSME- oshibori," the possibilities of oshibori, a tool for hygiene and hospitality, have greatly expanded. FSX will continue to conduct multifaceted research on "VB" and "VB-COSME-" skin based on its accumulated experience and scientific evidence, and incorporate the technology born from "oshibori" into innovative products and services. We will incorporate the technology born from "oshibori" into innovative products and services.

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<About VB>

VB" is a patented technology developed by FSX with a focus on hygiene, the most important aspect of hand towels (Patent No. 6739772). It is the world's first water solution that makes antiviral and antibacterial hand towels possible, and inhibits 99.99% of viruses smaller than the bacteria on the hand towel. It has no oral toxicity or skin irritation, so it is safe to use for the elderly and children with sensitive skin.

<About VB-COSME-

VB-COSME" is a patented technology (Patent No. 7278638) that evolved from the patented antiviral antibacterial technology "VB" (Patent No. 6739772) and has functions to support anti-aging care. It has been found to cleanse, condition and moisturize the skin when used.

<About FSX Corporation> (

Founded in 1967 as Fujinami Towel Service, a rental hand towel business, based on the philosophy that "hand towels are not a service of goods, but a service of the heart. Since then, the company has been based in Kunitachi City, Tokyo, and has been engaged in a wide range of business activities centering on hand towels. Starting with the development of hand towel materials and processing machines, we have developed patented technology for adding aroma to hand towels, the "VB" antiviral and antibacterial hygiene technology, and the "REION" hand towel cooling and heating unit that provides hand towels at the optimum temperature. We are also involved in e-commerce operations and partner businesses for the same industry. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the company name was changed to "FSX Corporation," and for the next 50 years, we will develop our business to create innovative services to bring out new possibilities of oshibori and spread OSHIBORI culture widely in Japan and abroad.

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Pocket oshibori (hand towel):

Antiviral and antibacterial "VB" :

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<About FSX Fuji Corporation: ( )

FSX Fuji Corporation was established in Fujikawaguchiko Town in September 2020 as a group company of FSX Corporation, which has been in business for 55 years in Kunitachi, Tokyo. With the philosophy that "hand towels are not a service of goods, but a service of the heart," the company operates a hand towel rental and planning and sales business mainly in the Fuji Five Lakes area, offering hand towels unique to the area, such as the FSX Group's antiviral "VB hand towels" and natural aroma hand towels. This year, we developed "Fujipyon" hand towels using lavender, a tourism resource of the town of Fujikawaguchiko. We will continue to actively develop new products that bring out new possibilities for oshibori through marketing that takes advantage of our community-based business in the area at the foot of Mount Fuji, which is rich in tourism resources.

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