One failure makes you notice new technology
A key challenge they faced at the time was clients’ repeated requests to stick together two sheets of synthetic leather. No matter how hard they tried, there was no adhesive effective enough. Through repeated trial and error, they observed that the pattern of one of the materials had slightly transferred to the other material.
Generally, in order to carry out the embossing process for fabric or leather (imprinting characters or patterns), a large-sized metal mold is required, and that mold costs in the order of several million yen. Instead of metal molds, if a technology directly imprinting various materials can be realized, it would likely prove ground-breaking.
Therefore, as we carry out manufacturing activities in the industry, we carry out trial and error on a daily basis, finding out whether we can imprint patterns of actual materials. For example, whether we can transfer lace curtain patterns or patterns from cutouts made with heavy paper.
Immersed in new technology research, towards success
Overcoming countless failures, President Kuremoto made a gamble at the stage when he actually felt that he had established the technology to a certain extent. In addition to subsidies from the prefecture and municipality, he sunk his pension into the project, and brought in large-scale specialized equipment. Since this technology can’t be found anywhere else in the world, they were all custom made from the design-stage onwards. This one-of-kind equipment was achieved by extensive collaboration with equipment manufacturers.
However, it doesn't mean that anyone can achieve anything just by having the equipment. In this industry, what is the most important is providing consistent processing that is uniform and moreover high quality. Due to the differences between materials, temperature, humidity and other factors, the result of the processing varies. When supplying major brands, delivering something that is different from the one before is unacceptable. Establishing the terms and conditions for that situation that happens occasionally, and is oft due to an artisan's business sense, backed by long years of experience in their industry.
President Kuremoto said, "When I closed my previous company, I experienced the pain of having to tell my employees. Right now, I would like to cherish our bond so I didn't think of making an impossibly large company. What I aim for is to leave behind the name the technology that is Delitte. Even if we are small, we aim for technology that is one-of-a-kind."
What Delitte can do for you
The processable materials are leather, synthetic leather, chemical fibers (natural fibers such as wool and cotton cannot be used), pvc, paper etc.
The patterns that can be applied to the materials can be things that actually exist such as leaves or feathers, or can be drawn designs or images.
We ask you do not only submit a pattern to be made from the materials, but that you also propose a general design for a fully-functional product.
Below, we introduce to you examples of Delitte processing and products that make use of Delitte processing.
Company Profile: Ohyong Co,Ltd.
Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
CEO: Isamu Kuremoto
Number of employees: 4
Business description: Processing, sale and import / export of synthetic leather, vinyl and leather goods.