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Colocolo
The Great Lint Rollers Developed by Nitoms
Date:19, Sep, 2012
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Colocolo, it is not a kind of Japanese magazines, published by Shogakukan, for children and it does not point the small vertical-striped cat in South America, from that the name of Pajero by Mitsubishi Motors originates. Colocolo means a cleaning thing in Japan.

Colocolo is a registered trademark owned by Nitoms Inc. and it is a sort of lint rollers very well-known among Japanese people. Firstly the rollers were at the store in 1983 and they renamed them Colocolo in 1985. In the same year, Colocolo was registered as a trademark.

Originally, they saw a female office worker take off dust on her clothes with adhesive tape one day and an idea occurred. However, its adhesive force got weaker and weaker when you had just used the tape the way. Then, they developed a kind of adhesive tape to install on painting rollers. That made you able to use as you little by little cut useless face.

If you just rolled adhesive tape, it sticks to floors or clothes. So they gave it striated coat of adhesive and the uneven face let you smoothly roll Colocolo.


And also, Nitoms recommend you using Colocolo in hay fever season because you might blow pollen upwards with a vacuum cleaner.

Recently they have developed Colocolo for not only a carpet however also wooden floor, tatami mats and clothes and we can get. They say the past sales volume is over 100 billion yen and most Japanese still need.



※All pictures from Amazon.co.jp





 

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