Established in Osaka in 1915, SEED Co., Ltd, first called Kohsaku Miki Rubber Production, then renamed Seed Rubber Co., was among the very first Japanese companies to manufacture erasers.
The company begun developing erasers made of soft vinyl chloride in the 1950’s in response to the fluctuating price and quality of natural rubber.
SEED were granted the first patent for a plastic eraser in 1955, and one year later launched the world’s first plastic eraser.
A major advantage of plastic erasers was that these did not age and dry out as natural rubber ones do.
SEED’s iconic plastic eraser brand「Radar」was launched in 1965
The company continued to innovate and launched the world’s first ever correction tape in 1985
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