For details on each activity, please read the following.
"Cosmoprof Bologna 2020" was scheduled to be held in Bologna, Italy on March 2020 but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. HSC was planning to attend the exhibition but it was a shame we lost this opportunity. Originally, the exhibition was postponed to September 2020. After further postponement, the exhibition was rescheduled in March 2020 but it was postponed again to March 2022. However, since the exhibition has been postponed several times, further postponement is expected depending on the infection status of the COVID-19. In addition, there is a possibility that the ideal form of a large-scale exhibition itself will be questioned in the future, and HSC would like to consider future measures while paying close attention to the trends of people in the post-pandemic.
As part of measures against the COVID-19, HSC has compiled guidelines on “how to disinfect scissors”
in June 2020 and published on our website. Please read it on the HSC website. From December 2020, we increased the frequency of dispatching information and began to utilize external human resources to communicate various information to everyone. We have already put information such as profiles of HSC participating companies, knowledge of scissors, and outline of research results, so please take a look as well. We will continue to strive to provide better and more information to everyone.
At the “the 71st Joint Lecture on Technology of Plasticity” held online on November 14-15, 2020, we reported on the research results of HSC. Please refer to the HSC website
To protect trademarks of HSC, we have applied for trademark registration in 14 countries (Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, European Union, USA, China, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia). Two types of HSC logo will be registered. We will continue to grow HSC as a brand by protecting these trademarks.
As of April 2021, each HSC participating company started attaching a “HSC Tag”. By the tag, customers can recognize that HSC participating companies made the scissors in Japan at glance. The tag is anti-counterfeited and has a structure that cannot be reused, so we can prevent from making counterfeit products.
HSC’s activities were selected for "2020 supplementary budget: Japan Brand Development Support Project (special entries)” by The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency in Japan. For research activities, we were subsidized by “2019: Smart Manufacturing Introduction Support Subsidy” of Iwate Industry Promotion Center. For trademark application, we were subsidized by “2019: SME Foreign Trademark Application Support Project” of Japan External Trade Organization.