Tokyo-based specialist foam products producer JSP, the manufacturer of lightweight material Arpro, has announced that mannequins made from recyclable Arpro are now available.
Normally mannequins are made of fibreglass and JSP states that the Livelymen mannequins, made out of Arpro by Italy-based Lideimmagine (a producer of innovative mannequins), are more cost effective and more environmentally friendly.
Alessandro Fongaro, chief executive, at Lideimmagine, commented: “We set ourselves a goal that seemed unachievable at the time; to combine lightness, versatility and flexibility in a mannequin. After an extensive period of study, we have been able to create a mannequin that is easy to handle and represents energetic, full-of-life people.
“This has been achieved largely due to Arpro and thanks to the cooperation with JSP and the moulder, IES. The innovative product has allowed us to look to the future in a very positive fashion and we are already working on other exciting products that will allow retailers to make much more of their mannequin displays.”
JSP says it has manufacturing sites to serve clients in the Americas, EMEA and Asia. In the EMEA region, capacity is located in Cheb, Czech Republic and Estrees-Saint-Denis, France.