Tokyo-based foam products specialist JSP Corp. and Italy's Lideimmagine have introduced a series of mannequins made from recyclable expanded polypropylene.
Normally mannequins are made of fiberglass, but JSP says that the Livelymen mannequins, made out of the company's Arpro brand foam Lideimmagine are more cost effective and more environmentally friendly.
Alessandro Fongaro, chief executive, at Lideimmagine of Arzigano, Italy, 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 molder, 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, Asia and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In the EMEA region, capacity is located in Cheb, Czech Republic and Estrees-Saint-Denis, France.