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Press Release 2010

2010/Nov/12

Brand-New Addition to the NITREAT® Specialties

Nitto Medical Introduces Ready-to-Apply Kinesiology Tapes “SpiderTech”

Nitto Medical Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's leading diversified materials manufacturer Nitto Denko Corporation, announced today that the company has introduced to the Japanese market the SpiderTech kinesiology tapes line, a full range of pre-engineered tape-based therapeutic supports. SpiderTech hit the shelves last month as the latest addition to the company’s highly reputed NITREAT®kinesiology tape portfolio, which addresses the needs of world-class athletes as well as people who enjoy playing sports in their leisure time, and also people suffering from physical pain caused by fatigue. 


With SpiderTech "Ready to Apply" applications offering a dramatically enhanced usability compared to the conventional NITREAT®lineup, Nitto Medical strives to further satisfy its customers by meeting the previously unmet needs of prospective users who perceived existing kinesiology tape applications as too bothersome.

Background of SpiderTech Development

SpiderTech is a line of pre-engineered tape-based therapeutic supports developed by SpiderTech Inc. (3370 Pharmacy Avenue Toronto, Ontario M1W 3K4 Canada) This new innovative product is to facilitate a functional and medical approach to pain modulation and myofascial dysfunction.
Leveraging its re-invented kinesiology tape methodology, in the form of "pre-cut" applications, SpiderTech is designed to exert the utmost therapeutic performance at various sports scenes in addition to the everyday use.

SpiderTech has successfully captured the needs of clinicians and other clients with its excellent performance and usability in the EU and the U.S. markets. It is now making inroads into the Japanese market to address the needs of athletes and caregivers in Japan.

The detail information is available at; http://www.spidertech.co.za/index.html

Outline of Distribution

Market Release Date: October 5, 2010
Sales Target: JPY300million ($3.6mil.) / Year in FY2011
Distribution Channel: Sporting Goods Retailers, Clinics (osteopathists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, etc.)
Online shopping available at: http://www.ntmed.co.jp/taping/spider/

Special Features of SpiderTech

1.Dynamically supports better postural positions via neural mechanisms, which result in the restoration of normal position sense and muscle activation patterns.
(Neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, calf and arch)

2.Prevention through re-establishing functional joint stability, enhancing the necessary natural healing mechanisms and through smooth controlled limitation of potentially harmful ranges of motion.

3.Performance enhancement indirectly through decreased repetitive strain trauma, decreased onset of muscular fatigue and the reduced occurrence of muscle cramping.

4.The tape’s optimum elasticity provides users sufficient kinesiology protection without restraining joint movements.

5.The tape is given the “Wave-pattern formation” of the adhesive agent, in which the adhesive-applied and blank sections alternately forming a wave pattern. Such a coating results in superior ventilation while maintaining the necessary adhesive strength at the same time, without causing skin damage from adhesive trauma.

6.The tape, made with hypoallergenic acrylic glue, is manufactured to be the same weight, thickness and elasticity as the skin and is therefore able to integrate with the body’s sensory system naturally.
lineup of products

About Nitto Medical Corporation

Nitto Medical Corporation, one of Nitto Denko Group’s major medical-related sales & marketing companies, optimally meets customers’ needs with its extensive healthcare offerings, including a comprehensive variety of adhesive tapes for the medical and athletic fields, in addition to cultured ginseng products, all are designed to support people and assist with a more comfortable and healthy life. Learn more at www.ntmed.co.jp/english.Nitto Medical Corporation Nitto Denko Corporation

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