December 1, 2017
Nissei, a roll forming machine builder, developed a “PLB button” for clothes with proprietary technology “Perfect Lock Bolt (PLB)”. The product was sold at the end of November, 2017 through crowdfunding website system “Makuake.”
“First, we would like to sell PLB button through crowdfunding website to help analyze the market,” said Katsutoshi Shinbutsu, director of PLB business. PLB is a proprietary technology developed by Nissei, thread roll forming machine builder.
PLBs are bolts with a special thread shape that prevent and fix mechanical loosening with two nuts of different pitches. Nissei launched the PLB Division to take advantage of PLB technology in a variety of fields.
The company will carry out product development and human resource exchange “Invention Marathon” with students on the theme of PLB. Button development is one of the results of its work with university students in Yamanashi Prefecture.